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Jomaa at bedside of National Guard officers, wounded during anti-terrorist operation in Fernana.

TUNIS, (TAP) - Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jom went, Sunday, at the bedside of national guard officers wounded during a joint security operation conducted by the army and the national guard; the injured officers were at the Military Hospital in Tunis.

In a statement to TAP, Ridha Sfar, Minister in charge of Security said "one of the officers sustained light injuries in the leg while the two others were hit by fragments of an improvised mine."

Sfar, who accompanied the Prime Minister in his visit to the Military Hospital, said these officers were wounded following a "qualitative operation," to access the hideaway where members of a terrorist group were entrenched on the heights of Fernana (Northwest of Jendouba).

"The terrorist group is composed of several Tunisians, who were trained for combat by Algerians, members of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb," he said.

For their part, the wounded officers whose names and grades were not disclosed, reiterated their "commitment to continue the fight against terrorism to eradicate it by all means."

Spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior Ministry had told TAP, earlier, that Army and National Guard units managed on Sunday to locate the hideout of other members of the terrorist group, still at large, and destroy it.

A dangerous terrorist leader called Wael Boussaidi tied to the same group was arrested on Saturday.

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