Senior Tunisian Al-Qaeda ally killed
The interior ministry had previously said that five “terrorists” were gunned down on Friday in the central region of Gafsa. (File: Reuters)

A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-militant group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia was among five militants killed by security forces in a recent raid, an official said Saturday.

“The DNA test just confirmed that Mourad Gharsalli was shot dead yesterday (Friday),” presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui wrote in a post on his Twitter account.

The interior ministry had previously said that five “terrorists” were gunned down on Friday in the central region of Gafsa.
 
 
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