4 soldiers killed in landmine explosion in western Tunisia: local media

2021-02-03 15:35:33 GMT2021-02-03 23:35:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

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TUNIS, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Four soldiers were killed by the explosion of a landmine in Tunisia's western province of Kasserine, local private radio MosaiqueFm said on Wednesday.

"The explosion took place in Mghila mountain when a military unit was on routine patrol as part of the fight against terrorist threats," Mohamed Zekri, the Defence ministry spokesman, told Xinhua

Tunisian security authorities have warned for years against the armed extremist groups in Kasserine, as mountain ranges there serve as a suitable shelter for terrorists. Enditem