Rogue soldier kills seven pals

A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Tunis, killing seven people before he was killed, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Belhassen Oueslati said 10 others were injured in the shooting, including one person who was in a serious condition. He described the incident as an "isolated act, not a terrorist act" and said the motive will be determined by an investigation.

Police reinforcements were sent to the area amid fears of a fresh terrorist attack.