Clash at Tunisian Military Barracks Near Libyan Border Kills at Least 27

March 7, 2016 11:22 AM

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TUNIS — At least 27 people were killed in a predawn firefight on Monday between attackers suspected of being Islamist militants and the Tunisian security forces at a military barracks near the border with Libya, Tunisian security officials said.

The clashes at Ben Gardane, 18 miles from the border, were the second in the district in a week and come at a time of growing concern that the war in Libya, where the Islamic State has aggressively expanded, is spilling into Tunisia.

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