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At least 14 Tunisian soldiers killed as army battles rebels
At least 14 Tunisian soldiers killed as army battles rebels

At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed and 25 injured in attacks by militant Islamists at two military checkpoints in the Chaambi mountains near the border with Algeria, the state news agency TAP reported Thursday. Maj. Col. Souheil Chmengui, who heads the Tunisian army's operations, told the news service that five soldiers died of gunshot wounds and nine were burned to death when their tent was attacked. Medical personnel said three of the injured were in critical condition. The attack, described by the Defense Ministry as the deadliest against the army since the country's war for independence in 1956, is the second to target the army this month, after a land mine killed...

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