Attackers with knives killed a Tunisian National Guard officer and wounded another Sunday before three assailants were shot dead , the National Guard said , labelling it a “ terrorist attack” .
The attack took place in the tourist city of Sousse, the site of the worst of several jihadist attacks in recent years , where 38 people, most of them Britons , were killed in a 2015 beachside shooting .
“ A patrol of two National Guard officers was attacked with a knife in the centre of Sousse, ” 140 kilometres (80 miles) south of the capital Tunis , said National Guard spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebali .
“ One died as a martyr and the other was wounded and is hospitalised, ” he said , adding that “ this was a terrorist attack ” .
Security forces pursued the assailants , who had taken the officers ’ guns and vehicle , through the city’ s tourist area of El -Kantaoui, said Jebali , adding that “ in a firefight three terrorists were killed ” .