Tunisia says dozens of jihadists arrested in latest raids

A Tunisian gendarme stands guard outside a house where two suspected jihadists were killed during a security operation on May 11, 2016 in the town of Mnihla just outside TunisThe Tunisian government said Thursday that 37 suspects, including several jihadists linked to the Islamic State group, had been arrested in the security operations carried out the previous day. Another 21 other suspects were arrested in raids that followed, the ministry added. In a deadly confrontation that erupted during one of the raids in the Tataouine governorate, four policemen were killed when a militant detonated his explosives belt after a firefight erupted.

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