Tunisian forces kill 7 'terrorists' after jihadist assault

Tunisian special forces patrol in the southern town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, on March 8, 2016Tunisian security forces killed seven “terrorists” overnight near Ben Guerdane after a deadly jihadist attack on the town near the border with Libya, the authorities said on Wednesday. Tunisian media reports late Tuesday said security forces had surrounded a house where suspected jihadists were holed up in the Benniri area. Benniri is a few kilometres (miles) south of Ben Guerdane which is still under curfew after Monday’s dawn attack in which 36 assailants, 12 members of the security forces and seven civilians were killed.

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