#AceWorldNews – TUNISIA – October 24 – Tunisian security forces killed five women and a man after a stand-off with an Islamist militant group on the outskirts of Tunis on Friday, Reuters said.
At least two militants and women and children had been holed up in the house in Oeud Ellil, west of Tunis, since Thursday.
One militant and five women were killed when troops stormed the house on Friday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
He added that at least one of the women had opened fire on security forces with a rifle.
The clash happened two days before a parliamentary election.