Mil­i­tant killed, 8 ar­rested in clash with guard troops

The Washington Times Daily - - World - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

TU­NIS | Spe­cial forces from Tu­nisia’s Na­tional Guard killed a sus­pected mil­i­tant and ar­rested eight oth­ers Tues­day in the coun­try’s desert south.

Tu­nisia is strug­gling with a demo­cratic tran­si­tion af­ter it kicked off the Arab Spring by over­throw­ing its dic­ta­tor in 2011. Since then, there has been a rise in ex­trem­ist Is­lamic groups.

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