Tunisia soldiers hunting Qaeda wounded by mine
TUNIS (AFP) – Three Tunisian soldiers hunting Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in the rugged border region near Algeria have been wounded in a mine explosion on Mount Chaambi, the defence ministry said.
“The blast happened at 6:15 pm (1715 GMT on Saturday) under a military vehicle, wounding three soldiers,” ministry spokesman Colonel Mokhtar Ben Nasr told AFP.
MG Modern Ghana | Tags:
AFP, Ansar al Sharia, Blast, Colonel Mokhtar Ben Nasr, Interior Ministry, jihadists, Kasserine, land mines, military vehicle, Mount Chaambi, Salah Amri, Sustained Injuries, Tunis |
Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists
21 May, 2013
TUNIS, Tunisia, May 21 (UPI) — Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Reawakening in January 2011, has finally got tough with its hard-line Islamists as, like other North African states that overthrew longtime dictators, it finds itself struggling with the fallout of its groundbreaking pro-democracy uprising.
Latin Business Today | Tags:
Abu Ayyad al-Tunisi, Afghanistan, al-Nusra, al-Qaida, Algeria, Amenas, Ansar al Sharia, AQIM, Chokri Belaid, Egypt, Ennahda Party, Iraq, jihadists, Kairouan, Libya!, Mali, militants, North Africa, Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, Saif Allah Bin Hussein, Salafi, Syria, Tunisian Combatant Group, U.S. Embassy |