Militants kill 3 Tunisian soldiers in patrol attack

August 29, 2016 4:55 PM

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TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border.

Military spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said that seven soldiers were also wounded when Islamic militants exchanged fire with the patrol soon after Monday's explosion in Mount Semmama, in the western region of Kasserine.

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