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Shooting at Tunisian military base: Soldier shot dead after killing colonel, two other colleagues

by Reuters
Tunisian anti-terrorism brigade personnel enter a house to take position after a shooting at the Bouchoucha military base in Tunis, Tunisia on Monday. Photo - Reuters
Three soldiers were killed and 15 wounded before the gunman was shot by his colleagues, state news agency TAP reported, citing medical sources. An army colonel was among the victims.

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