Tunisian troops battle Islamist militants near Algeria

By REUTERS
March 19, 2013 17:47

 
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Tunis, March 19- Tunisian troops clashed with Islamist militants near the border with Algeria on Tuesday, a security source said, in an area where the army is hunting al-Qaida-linked fighters.

Tunisia, economically struggling and deeply polarized between Islamists and their opponents, is in the throes of a political transition that began with the overthrow of strongman Zine Abidine Ben Ali in a popular uprising two years ago.

The Islamist-led government is struggling to restore stability following the assassination of secular opposition figure Chokri Belaid on February 6 which provoked widespread unrest.

The security source said Tuesday's clash took place in the northwest town of Tajrouin, in Kef province, between the army and six members of a "terrorist group". There were no immediate reports on casualties.

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