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