Al-Qaida suspected in deadly Tunisia clash

May 18, 2011 14:26

TUNIS - Men who opened fire on Tunisian officers in the north of the country on Wednesday were suspected members of al-Qaida, a security source told Reuters.

The group of nine armed men killed four military and policemen at a checkpoint, the source said, revising an earlier figure. Three of the assailants were killed.

The men were thought to be members of al-Qaida in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM), the source said.

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