Tunisia: Attempted attack by terrorists against National Guards in Aïn Khmouda

Tunisia: Attempted attack by terrorists against National Guards in Aïn Khmouda

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In the late night on October 10 around 03h00 local time, an unspecified number of terrorists attempted to target a National Guard security post in Aïn Khmouda, located in the delegation Foussana, Kasserine governorate, the security officers detected and opened fire on the group who returned fire before running away in the direction of nearby Jebel Semmama. No injuries or damages were recorded in the ranks of the National Guard.

It is suspected that elements of the Tunisian branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Katibat Uqba Bin Nafaa (KUBN) were behind this attempted attack, the area being its main zone of operations together with the group’s increased activity in recent months.