Tunisia: Soldier wounded in landmine blast in restive Kasserine

A blast from a landmine Sunday injured a Tunisian soldier during a patrol in restive Kasserine governorate, Webdo Tunis reports.

The army, in a statement, said the wounded soldier is in good condition and his life is not threatened by injuries sustained on the leg.

The blast occurred while the army was patrolling the mountainous area of the governorate located near border with Algeria.

Terrorists use the mountains as hideouts where they have carried several attacks that have targeted security forces as well as civilians.

The Sunday blast occurred several days after an army and reinforcement forces’ operation in the area that led to the killing of two notorious terrorists.

Mohamed Ouanas Ben Mohamed Midani Ben Mohamed Hajji aka “Abou mosaab” and Nadhem Ben Mohsen Ben Ammar Dhibi aka Abou Ammar/Adam, both from Jound Al Khilafa, a group affiliated to ISIS, were killed in the preventive operation early this month.

Both men according to the defense ministry were involved in several attacks and other gruesome killings notably the beheadings of three shepherds, Said Ghozlani (2016), Khalifa Soltani (2017) and Khaled Ghozlani (2018).

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