Tunisia: Police officer, three militants dead following knife attack in Sousse

A police officer was killed and another injured in a knife attack in the Tunisian resort city of Sousse on Sunday, before three assailants were shot dead by police. The three assailants reportedly rammed a patrol of two National Guard officers with a car in the centre of Sousse before stabbing the victims with a knife, in an incident described as a terrorist attack by police. The assailants were subsequently chased down and shot dead by police. Police were seen on the scene of the attack, which took place at the city's Akouda El Kantaoui junction. «Everyone is in pain» because of the attack and because it happened on Tunisia's National Guard Day, said Sousse National Guard spokesperson Mehdi Bougherra. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes three days after the appointment of a new Tunisian government led by Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi. In June 2015, 38 people were killed and 36 injured in Sousse in an attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIL/ISIL).

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