Three militants killed by Tunisia police forces following lethal stabbing of police officer

2020-09-06 15:51:26
Three militants killed by Tunisia police forces following lethal stabbing of police officer

Tunisian Police forces have followed and killed three militants subsequent to their attacking two police officers and killing one of them.

Houcem Eddine Jebali, the Spokesperson for the National Guard, stated that a patrol of two National Guard officers had been attacked with a knife right in the center of Sousse this past Sunday.

"One died as a martyr and the other was wounded and is hospitalized," he said, further commenting that "This was a terrorist attack".

The angry attackers violently seized the officers’ gun and vehicle; security forces, however, followed them through El-Kantaoui, remarked Jebali. He commented that in a firefight three assailants were killed.

This brutal attack on security forces occurred only two days after the government of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi took power in the country.

Tunisia has been hit by a spate of militant attacks claimed by the Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorist groups since 2011, killing dozens of security personnel and foreign tourists.

Also, back in March, a violent attack against security forces in charge of protecting the United States Embassy had left a Tunisian police officer dead and several others seriously wounded.

The year 2015 was very bloody, with several major deadly attacks which were claimed by the Daesh group.

One particularly deadly attack at the capital's Bardo museum in March left 21 foreign tourists and one security guard dead.

After no more than three months, another group of 38 foreign tourists were killed in an attack in Sousse. Additionally, that November, a bomb explosion on a bus in the central region of Tunis left 12 presidential guards dead.


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