Six dead as police storm besieged Tunisia house

Six people, including five women, were killed Friday when Tunisian security forces stormed a house where gunmen were locked in a standoff with police near the capital, the authorities said.

AFP| Updated: Oct 24, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

Tunis: Six people, including five women, were killed Friday when Tunisian security forces stormed a house where gunmen were locked in a standoff with police near the capital, the authorities said.

One gunman was among the dead while another was hospitalised along with two children, interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told reporters at the scene.