Three days before a national election in Tunisia, police clashed with suspected militants in two areas of the country on Thursday and at least two people were killed.

In Oued Ellil, a suburb of Tunis, the capital, security forces surrounded a home of suspected militants after a shootout there killed one police officer and wounded another.

Negotiations were underway aimed at releasing women and children in the house who apparently are family members of the gunmen inside, said Interior Minister spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui. […]