Tunisian army exchanges fire with fuel smugglers near border with Libya

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Tunisian army exchanges fire with fuel smugglers near border with Libya

April 07, 2018 - 15:41
Written by: SafaAlharathy

An exchange of fire took place between an armed group coming from Libya and a Tunisian military patrol on the border between the two countries, according to Russia’s Sputnik.

The news agency quoted a security source as saying that the confrontations resulted in the arrest of 4 Tunisian smugglers, while the others managed to flee back to Libya on two four-wheel-drive vehicles.

The source added that the military patrol opened fire on the armed group escorting the smuggling trucks, which resulted in the ignition of nine trucks loaded with fuel without causing loss of life.