Two terrorists blow themselves up in Tunisia after clashing with security personnel

Tunisian special forces take position during clashes with militants in Ben Guerdane. Archive Photograph: Fathi Nasri/AFP/Getty Images

Two militants blew themselves up on Thursday following an exchange of fire with Tunisian security forces in the city of Jilma, 250 km (156 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the interior ministry said, Reuters reported.

It added that the militants killed themselves after being encircled by security forces who stormed their hideout in the city, the ministry said in a statement.

After an uprising against autocratic leader Zine Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia has been battlling militant groups operating in remote areas near the border with Algeria.

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