Two soldiers were killed, on Saturday, in a firefight between terrorists and a military patrol in Ghar Tin, delegation of Sakiet Sidi Youssef, 4km from the Tunisian-Algerian border, Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel-Major Amjed Hamami told TAP.

Helicopters were deployed in the area of the clashes which was cordoned off, the same source said, adding that soldiers wounded in the operation were taken to the regional hospital in Kef.