Misunderstanding yet again that Islam teaches peace. “Six killed in Tunisian clashes near Algeria: diplomat,” from AFP, September 23 (thanks to David):
Clashes this week between Tunisian soldiers and an armed group that crossed the border from Algeria left six dead among the infiltrators, a western diplomatic source said Friday.
“According to our reports, six attackers were killed,” the source said, while the Tunisian ministry of defence said one body had been found so far.
The fighting took place on Wednesday when the Tunisian army neutralised an armed convoy of nine vehicles fitted with anti-aircraft guns that crossed over from the Algerian desert near Bir Znigra….
According to the diplomatic source, seven attackers were taken prisoner and the group was probably made up of Algerians and Libyans.
A regional security source who asked not to be named said that “it was about a score of heavily armed terrorists of Ql-Qaeda [sic] in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) who attacked the Tunisian troops.”
“At this stage, we have no details on the identity of the group. It could be AQIM, it could be a band of armed smugglers. It is too early to identify these men with any certainty,” the official in the Tunisian defence ministry said.