Tunisian security forces member killed in firefight near Tunis

Tunisia has seen a surge in radical Islam since veteran president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in the 2011 revolution (AFP Photo/Fethi Belaid)

Tunis (AFP) - A member of Tunisia's security forces was killed in a firefight with a "terrorist group" at its hideout in a town near the capital Thursday, a police official said.

"Our agent died of a bullet wound in the eye sustained in clashes with a terrorist group," the official told AFP at the scene.