One soldier killed, 6 injured in Mount Chaambi (Defence)
11/12/2017 16:38, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – One soldier was killed on Monday and six other injured in a mine explosion followed by an exchange of fire with terrorists in Mount Chaambi (Kasserine governorate), spokesperson for National Defence Ministry Belhassen Oueslati told TAP on Monday.

Two servicemen sustained gunshot injuries, one fatal, while the other five were hit by fragments of the explosion, he explained.

According to initial reports, the mine exploded when the military patrol was hunting down terrorists. An exchange of fire between the servicemen and the terrorists thus occurred.

The injured servicemen were rescued, a medical source in the region indicated without providing further details on the severity of injuries.

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