16 July 2014

Tunisia: Several Soldiers Martyred in Hanchir Ettala in Mount Chaambi in Two Terrorist Attacks - Defence

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An army operation in Jebel Châambi (file photo).

Tunis — Several soldiers were martyred, Wednesday evening and others were wounded in the ranks of the national army, during two attacks at the moment of breaking the fast, by two terrorist groups against two military checkpoints in the region of Hanchir Ettala, in Mount Chaambi, using RPG and machine guns, according to the press attaché of the National Defence Ministry Rachid Bouhoula.

He said that the soldiers who were wounded were taken to the Kasserine regional hospital to receive the primary care. The chasing of the terrorists, who withdrew in the neighbouring heights, continues presently according to the same source.

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