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Tunisia: 4 killed, 4 wounded in militant ambushes

Updated Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 | 1:32 a.m.

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says that a band of militants ambushed security forces, killing four and wounding another four in two attacks.

The ministry statement said early Sunday militants shot at a vehicle driving along a road in the northwest of the country near Jendouba, killing a prison official, a civilian and wounding two others.

The group then ambushed a patrol sent to investigate the attack, killing two members of the National Guard and wounding two others.

Tunisia is battling armed radical Islamist groups with links to al-Qaida.

Last month, Tunisian forces killed seven militants in operations around the capital.