Tunisian security forces kill five militants in mountain region

Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters were pursuing more in the area, a security source said on Friday.

Jobless youths attack Tunisia police post

Unemployed Tunisian youths ransacked an empty police post in the impoverished central region of Gafsa overnight and torched its contents, witnesses told a news agency on Monday.