Tunisian forces kill 5 who crossed over from Libya

March 2, 2016 8:00 PM

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TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisian security forces have killed five heavily armed men in an hours-long firefight after they crossed into the country from Libya with a larger group.

An Interior Ministry statement said that a civilian was killed by a stray bullet and a Tunisian army officer was wounded in Wednesday's exchange of fire. It said the five were killed after taking refuge in a home while an unspecified number of other group members fled.

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