The soldier martyred on Saturday night in the town of Kheraifia, governorate of Kasserine, is a corporal aged 26, said an official source in the locality, who requested anonymity.
“Nearly 20 terrorists stormed the home of the martyr, near Mount Mghilla on Saturday at around 7 p.m. and riddled him with bullets until death,” the source told Media, saying the martyr had shown resistance and tried to defend himself.
The terrorists, who fled after the terrorist act, have left a bag of food and a shirt belonging, according to the testimony of local residents, to the cousin of the martyr who had recently joined terrorist groups holed up in Mount Mghilla, said the same source.
Security reinforcements were deployed in the town and surrounding areas, and search operations were launched, said Saturday, a military source told local media. The military and security forces continued until Sunday morning tracking down terrorists.
Heavy security reinforcements were deployed in the town and neighbouring areas and search operations were launched, a military source told Media.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, on Sunday, asked Defence Minister Farhat Horchani to head to Kasserine to visit the family of soldier Saïd Ghozlani. .
Chahed has also instructed the Minister of Justice to offer his condolences to the family members of the martyred soldier, according to an official source in the office of the Prime Minister.
He, also, gave instructions to ensure that “no effort be spared to find the terrorists responsible for this heinous act” and tasked Minister of Health, Samira Merai with providing psychological support to the victim’s family, said the same source.
MNHN via TAP