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Tunisians march against terrorism

Tunisians march against terrorism


Scores of Tunisians on Thursday hit the streets in the southern governorate of Tataouine to protest against terrorism in the country.

The march follows the killing of four security personnel during a security operation on Wednesday.

A terrorist detonated his explosives belt killing the security officers in the process.

The protesters first gathered in front of the Tataouine governorate building, where they sang the national anthem before hitting the streets amidst chants of “United against terrorism”.

Earlier on Wednesday, two terrorists were killed in a security raid in Mnihla, northwest of the capital Tunis. 16 suspects were arrested during the operation, AFP reports.

The Interior Ministry said kalashnikovs, grenades, pistols and ammunition were seized during the operation in Mnihla.

It said the suspects had gathered in the capital from different areas to prepare simultaneous terrorist attacks.

Tunisia has suffered a wave of violence since its revolution that toppled longtime president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

On March 7, terrorists attacked Ben Guerdane some few kilometers away from Tatouine killing 13 security personnel and 7 civilians. 55 fighters were also killed.