21 jihadists, 4 civilians killed in Tunisia fighting: New toll

Tunisian security forces killed 21 jihadists who attacked police and army posts near the Libyan border on Monday triggering fighting in which four civilians were also killed, the government said.

AFP| Updated: Mar 07, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Tunis: Tunisian security forces killed 21 jihadists who attacked police and army posts near the Libyan border on Monday triggering fighting in which four civilians were also killed, the government said.

"Police and army units killed 21 terrorists and captured six after police and National Guard posts as well as an army barracks in Ben Guerdane were targeted in coordinated attacks by armed terrorist groups," the defence and interior ministries said in a joint statement.

Four civilians were also killed in the clashes, the statement said, adding that the death toll was preliminary.