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Egypt voices support for Tunisia after 4 killed in Kasserine blast

Four army personnel were killed when their vehicle was struck by a landmine explosion in the Moghila area

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Feb 2021
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Egypt strongly condemned on Wednesday the killing of four Tunisian army personnel in a landmine explosion in Tunisia’s Kasserine governorate.

“Egypt renews its profound condemnation of these despicable terrorist acts,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The ministry stressed Egypt’s “confidence that these [attacks] will not deter Tunisia from uprooting the hateful scourge of terrorism and defeating its supporters.”

“Egypt has also affirmed its full support for Tunisia in the measures it takes to protect its security and stability,” the statement added.

The army personnel were killed when their vehicle was struck by a landmine explosion in the Moghila area, near the border with Algeria, Tunisian defence ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekry said in press remarks.

The mountainous Moghila area is known to be base of operations for the Islamic State-affiliated militia Ajnad Al-Khilafa. The Tunisian army has been conducting offensives against the militia for years.

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