Sergeant Mohamed Ben Belgacem to be buried on Tuesday (Defence) | Tunisia News Gazette

Sergeant Mohamed Ben Belgacem to be buried on Tuesday (Defence)

The burial ceremony of Sergeant Mohamed Ben Belgacem, killed on Monday in a mine explosion on Mount Chaambi, will be held on Tuesday afternoon in Bir Mcherga (Zaghouan governorate), the Defence Ministry announced Tuesday morning.

The sergeant had been killed on Monday and six others injured in a mine explosion, followed by a fire exchange with terrorists on Mount Chaambi (Kasserine governorate), Spokesperson for the National Defence Ministry Belhassen Oueslati told TAP on Monday.

Two soldiers had sustained gunshot injuries, one fatal, while the other five had been hit by fragments of the explosion.

According to initial reports, the mine exploded when the military patrol was tracking down terrorists. A fire exchange between servicemen and terrorists took place then.

Source: Tap News Agency

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