Tunisia : security services put down a dangerous militant

Tunisian army commander (right) participating in international military exercise. Photo courtesy : Karen Sampson.

NEWSROOM (ADV) – A terrorist was shot dead while trying to get supplies in Sebiba in Tunisia’s western province of Kasserine, the National Guard said Sunday.

Officers of the special anti-terror unit managed to neutralize the terrorist before he activated his explosive belt, Houssem Jbabli, spokesman of the National Guard, told Nessma TV, a private Tunisian channel.

Jbabli did not identify the killed terrorist.

Classified as a dangerous element, the terrorist was involved in assassinations of a security agent and an army soldier.

A sweeping operation is underway in pursuit of a second militant suspected of complicity with the killed terrorist.

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