Four Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast

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Four Tunisian soldiers have been killed in a landmine blast during an operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country, TAP state news agency reported on Wednesday.



Tunisian forces are battling militants from the hardline Islamist group Ansar al Sharia and other al Qaeda-linked fighters, especially since April when they began a new offensive on militant hideouts in the Chaambi mountains bordering Algeria.