"On Tuesday, four soldiers and two national guard officers were injured in a landmine explosion during a sweeping operation in the same area."
Tunis, July 2 - Four Tunisian soldiers were killed Wednesday in a landmine blast in the northwestern part of the country, a media report said.

The explosion occurred when the soldiers were carrying out a sweeping operation on a military vehicle in the mountainous region of Kef, Xinhua quoted sources as saying.

On Tuesday, four soldiers and two national guard officers were injured in a landmine explosion during a sweeping operation in the same area.

Security forces have been fighting Al Qaeda-linked militants hiding near Tunisian-Algerian borders since 2012, but have so far failed to eliminate them.


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