Tunisia says death toll from militant attack rises to 14
Tunisian forces in the Mount Chaambi area during an air and land operation against Islamist militants - AFP

TUNIS: At least 14 Tunisian troops were killed when militants attacked checkpoints in the remote Chaambi Mountains, the ministry of defense said on Thursday, raising the death toll.

The attack on Wednesday evening was the deadliest yet carried out by militants on Tunisia’s armed forces, who have been trying to flush out Islamist fighters hiding out in the mountain range near Algeria’s border.

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