TUNIS, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- An army soldier was killed and two others wounded by the explosion of a landmine in Tunisia's western province of Kasserine, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Mohamed Zekri, the ministry spokesman, said the explosion took place when a military unit was on routine patrol as part of the fight against terrorist threats.
"Two soldiers escaped. One was hit on the back and the other was hit in the left leg," said Zekri.
The Tunisian security authorities have warned for years against the armed extremist groups in Kasserine, as mountain ranges there serve as a suitable shelter for terrorists.
Dozens of security troops and civilians have been targeted, by direct attacks, landmine blasts or ambushes.