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Tunisia: Clashes at funeral of Ben Guerdane victims

Tunisia: Clashes at funeral of Ben Guerdane victims


Fresh clashes broke out on Wednesday in Tunisia’s Ben Guerdane near the Libyan border leaving 10 jihadists and a soldier dead.

The incident happened as thousands attended funeral for victims of a major terrorist assault.

Officials say the bodies of 11 people were buried in the town cemetery in an area designated; “The Martyrs of March 7.”

The assault was launched Monday on army and police posts. It left 46 jihadists, 12 members of security forces and seven civilians dead.

Security officials have started a hunt for the culprits linked to Islamic forces.

Tunisia’s defence ministry has warned that those entering a designated buffer zone along the border without permission would be dealt with “firmly.”

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