Tunisia police on Saturday arrested 10 suspected jihadists of the banned Ansar al-Sharia movement in the northeast of the country triggering clashes with their supporters, the interior ministry said.

The arrests took place at dawn in the town of Kef and hours later clashes erupted when supporters of the suspects hurled stones at a police station and set tyres ablaze in the area.

Police retaliated by firing tear gas to disperse the assailants, the ministry said without giving any casualty details. […]