Minister: Toll in clashes in Tunisian border town rises to 45

Those killed included 28 militants, 10 members of the security forces and seven civilians.

FILE: Tunisian security forces. Picture: AFP.

TUNIS - At least 45 people were killed when Islamist fighters attacked army and police barracks in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdan near the Libyan border on Monday, the interior ministry said.

Those killed included 28 militants, 10 members of the security forces and seven civilians, the ministry said in a statement.