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04 Apr 2020 | 10:48 PM UTC

Tunisia: Security forces target militants in Kasserine province April 4

Army and National Guard soldiers kill two suspected militants in Kasserine province during operations on April 4

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Event

Members of the Tunisian Army and National Guard conducted counterterrorism operations in Kasserine province on Saturday, April 4. According to military officials, two suspected militants were killed in the mountains.

Similar counterterrorism operations are likely in the region over the near term.

Context

Islamist militants are active in some provinces of Tunisia, particularly in mountainous areas in the west of the country (e.g. Kasserine province) and southern desert areas along the border with Libya (e.g. Tataouine and Medenine provinces).

Advice

Individuals in Tunisia are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.

Certain Western governments advise against travel to the south of the country (i.e. regions on the borders with Algeria and Libya) due to the presence of armed groups.