Sep 06, 2020 14:45 UTC
  • Tunisian police kill three militants after officer stabbed to death

Police in Tunisia have chased and shot dead three militants after they attacked two police officers, killing one of them.

According to reports, National Guard Spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebali said a patrol of two National Guard officers was attacked with a knife in the center of Sousse on Sunday.

"One died as a martyr and the other was wounded and is hospitalized," he said, adding "This was a terrorist attack".

The assailants took the officers’ gun and vehicle, but security forces followed them through the city's tourist area of El-Kantaoui, said Jebali. He said that in a firefight three terrorists were killed.

The attack on security forces came just two days after the government of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi took power in the North African country.

Tunisia has been hit by a spate of militant attacks claimed by the Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorist groups since 2011, killing dozens of security personnel and foreign tourists.