Syrian killed by Tunisian border guards as he attempts to enter Libya
By Libya Herald staff
A Syrian was shot and killed and four others injured as they attempted to cross the Tunisian border into Libya, according to the Tunisian Ministry of Interior.
The men were fired upon by members of the Tunisian National Guard after the driver of the car in which they were riding refused a command to stop. Varying sources report there were between 12 and 14 people in the vehicle. It is reported to have been travelling in a restricted area.
Those shot were transported to the hospital in Ben Guerdane where one later died from his wounds and the others were being treated for gunshot wounds to their backs.
It is not known if those in the vehicle were migrants hoping to travel from Libya by boat to Tunisia, were Islamists planing to link up with fellow militants in Libya, or just ordinary Syrians seeing refuge in the country.
The incident took place on Saturday night, according to the Tunusian news agency TAP.
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