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Truck driver injured, passenger killed as military open fire in buffer zone.

(TAP)- A truck driver was injured and his female passenger killed on Friday night after the army fired bullets in a bid to stop them as they failed to obey orders. They were intercepted in the military buffer zone of Mount Salloum in Kasserine.

The Defence Ministry Saturday said, in a press release, military personnel intercepted a suspicious truck that climbed to the mountain and tracked it down. The military staff fired at the lorry to stop it as the driver failed to abide by instructions at the bottom of the mountain.

A dead woman was found inside the lorry while the driver, who left the vehicle, was found not far away and taken to the regional hospital of Kasserine.

An investigation will be initiated by military justice to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Ministry reminded in the press release that it is strictly prohibited to cross into military buffer zones.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
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Date:Apr 22, 2017
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