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Armed clashes in Ben Guerdane border city

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Ben Guerdane border city in Tunisia is witnessing fierce confrontations between armed men, likely from the Islamic State (IS) and the Tunisian army.

Eye witnesses said that number of armed men arrived at Ameriya area, in Ben Guerdane out strikes, through Libyan borders, onboard three vehicles and positioned inside one house.

The Tunisian army and the police forces are surrounding the house and exchange fire with the armed elements.

Security source told Libya Al-Mostakbal website that one security officer and one citizen were killed, and one person injured.

It is the first time similar confrontations happen inside the provenience, with tightening security to prevent the IS fighters from escaping into Tunisia after Sabratha city events in Libya.