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Soldier killed by jihadi mine in western Tunisia

Tunisian soldiers use a sniffer dog as they look for landmines in the Mount Chaambi region where the Tunisian army has been tracking militantsA Tunisian soldier was killed and two others injured Sunday when their vehicle hit a landmine “planted by terrorist elements” in a mountainous western region near the Algerian border, the defence ministry said. “A mine exploded under their vehicle,” ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP, declining to name the exact location where he said a military operation was “ongoing”. “The mine was planted by terrorist elements,” he added. The incident comes as the country is on high alert after gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists and a policeman at the country’s national museum on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

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