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Tunisia's PM visits border with Libya after fierce clashes

Tunisia's PM visits border with Libya after fierce clashes

Tunisia

Tunisia’s prime minister visited Ben Guerdane, the country’s border with Libya, on Sunday where a jihadist attack took place.

Prime Minister Hassid Essid acknowledged the work of security officials in the area after Monday’s attack by suspected militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant left more than 50 people dead.

According to an audio recording by a local radio station, Essid also recognised the work of the residents who continue to hold their heads high despite the growing threat from Islamist militancy.

Dozens of Islamic fighters attacked the town targeting an army barracks and national guards with heavy arsenal. The attack saw 36 militants dead, along with 12 soldiers and seven civilians.

Since the attacks, the government has launched a crackdown on militants who are purported to have come through Libya, a country reeling with insurgents.

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