The army and security forces led a joint operation in the mountains of the region. The operation resulted in the killing of four Tunisians and one Algerian national, reports say.
The causalities could increase, Mozaique FM notes citing security sources.
Kasserine, western Tunisia, is house to mountains which are used as safe-haven by militants. Last month, the North African country killed on Salloum mountain, in the restive Kasserine governorate, a couple of terrorists who off late joined the ranks of terrorist organizations.
The couple died after the woman, from Asian origins, detonated her subside belt. The blast also injured the couple’s less than three-year old daughter who has been admitted to the region hospital for treatment.