A Tunisian soldier was killed and two others injured Sunday when their vehicle hit a landmine "planted by terrorist elements" in a mountainous western region near the Algerian border, the defence ministry said.
"A mine exploded under their vehicle," ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP.
The incident comes as the country is on high alert after Islamist gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists and a policeman at the country's national museum on Wednesday.
GMT 20:08 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilTrump to meet Australia's Turnbull on May 4
GMT 20:06 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilUS 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq
GMT 20:04 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilFrance's president warns of complacency over Le Pen
GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilIS 'executes' at least 15 civilians in Mosul
GMT 13:55 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilYoung man shot dead in Venezuela unrest
GMT 13:52 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilNasdaq hits 6,000 for 1st time as US stocks rise again
GMT 13:39 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilNetanyahu cancels meeting with German minister after dispute
GMT 13:37 2017 Tuesday ,25 AprilSyria Kurds demand coalition act to halt Turkish bombing