Four jihadists were killed Thursday in clashes with the Tunisian army in a mountainous region near the border with Algeria, the defence ministry said.

A statement said troops clashed with jihadists at dawn on Mount Sammama near Mount Chaambi, where the army has been battling militants since 2012.

Citing what it said was an initial toll it reported “four terrorists killed and others wounded”, adding that there were no military casualties. […]