A Terrorist attack have hit Tunisia taking place in the tourist district of the coastal city of Sousse where attackers with knives have reportedly killed a Tunisian National Guard officer and wounded another Sunday before three assailants were shot dead in a firefight, the security force said, labelling it a “terrorist” act.
In line with media report, the site has been recorded as the worst of several jihadist attacks in recent years, where 38 people, most of them Britons, were killed in a 2015 beachside shooting rampage.
According to the National Guard, spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebabli, “a patrol of two National Guard officers was attacked with a knife in the centre of Sousse,” 140 kilometres (80 miles) south of the capital Tunis.
“One died as a martyr and the other was wounded and is hospitalised,” he said, adding that “this was a terrorist attack”.
The attackers had first rammed the officers of the national gendarmerie with a vehicle, said the interior ministry in a statement.
After the knife attack, security forces pursued the assailants, who had taken the officers’ guns and vehicle, through the Akouda district of the city’s tourist area of El-Kantaoui, said Jebabli.
“In a firefight three terrorists were killed,” he said, adding that security forces “managed to recover” the car and two pistols the assailants had stolen.
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