31 Mar '16, 8pm

Tunisian Al Qaeda battalion claims ambush near Algerian border

Tunisian Al Qaeda battalion claims ambush near Algerian border

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM) branch in Tunisia, has claimed an attack on Tunisian border guards near the town of Bouchebka on the Algerian border. In a statement released online by one of AQIM’s media wings, the jihadist group says its forces “wounded a number of soldiers with differing degrees of severity and burned a military vehicle.” The statement then says that the ambush took place against the “national guards on the path leading to the Bouchebka area in the state of Kasserine.” No photos were released from the assault, however. Tunisian authorities have confirmed the attack took place, but the officials said that only one border guard was wounded in the ambush. Al Arabiya reports that 15 jihadists were involved in the ambush, with the assailants fleeing towards the Mount Chaambi area after the attack according to the Tunisian...

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