Pro-Gaddafi troops skirmish with Tunisian military

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Military Forces supportive of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi engaged Tunisian troops in a border town on Friday as Libya’s civil war spread across its borders. Pro-Gaddafi forces fired artillery into the Tunisian town of Dehiba, damaging houses and causing a casualty, and one squad entered the town chasing anti-Gaddafi rebels.

Libya’s ambassador to Tunisia was summoned to explain the border breach.

Tunisian deputy foreign minister Radhouane Nouicer said there had been Tunisian casualties including one young girl.

“We summoned the Libyan envoy and gave him a strong protest because we won’t tolerate any repetition of such violations. Tunisian soil is a red line and no one is allowed to breach it,” he said.