Tunisia launches hunt for terrorists involved in national guard attack

Hospital workers transport the body of member of Tunisia's national guard. (AP)

Tunisian Interior Minister Ghazi Jribi has said that the country is determined to locate the terrorists in their positions, as the first official response to the attack on Sunday which targeted and killed six security force members in western Tunisia.

Jribi said in a statement in the Regional Security Council, “We are determined to track [the terrorists] and we will go to their burrows. This terrorist operation will increase the security forces’ insistence on locating terrorism and eradicating it from the country.”

On Sunday, six members of the Tunisian National Guard were killed in a terrorist attack in Jendouba when they were ambushed during a regular patrol.

The attack had the highest death toll since 2015, when dozens of police officers, soldiers, and tourists were killed in Le Bardo in Tunisia’s bloodiest attack in its history.

In the past three years, Tunisia has dealt with the surge of terrorism, and its people were living securely after security forces managed to successfully dismantle and expel terrorist leaders from ISIS and AL-Qaeda.

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