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Tunisian forces end 24-hour standoff, killing man and 5 women

  • Tunisian youths stand on a roof as they watch ongoing police operations following a shooting with militants in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui says the exchange of fire Thursday came after a pair of counterterrorism operations in the south that left one bystander dead. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)

    Tunisian youths stand on a roof as they watch ongoing police operations following a shooting with militants in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui says the exchange of fire Thursday came after a pair of counterterrorism operations in the south that left one bystander dead. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Tunisian soldier gives a thumbs up to celebrate the end of a raid against gunmen in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia,  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital. Responding to a tipoff Thursday, police had surrounded the home in Oued Ellil and were shot at by the inhabitants, who killed one policeman. One gunman was killed and another captured during the Friday morning raid and one child and a security forces member were wounded, the state news agency said.( AP Photo/Aimen Zine)

    A Tunisian soldier gives a thumbs up to celebrate the end of a raid against gunmen in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital. Responding to a tipoff Thursday, police had surrounded the home in Oued Ellil and were shot at by the inhabitants, who killed one policeman. One gunman was killed and another captured during the Friday morning raid and one child and a security forces member were wounded, the state news agency said.( AP Photo/Aimen Zine)  (The Associated Press)

Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

The state news agency said Friday that one child was wounded as well as a member of security forces in the morning assault.

Interior Minister Mohammed Ali Aroui described all the dead as terrorists.

Responding to a tipoff, police surrounded the home in the Tunis suburbs Thursday morning and were shot at by the inhabitants, killing one policeman.

Electricity and gas to the home were cut and after negotiations failed to evacuate the women and children, security forces moved in.

Tunisia is set to hold key parliamentary elections Sunday and there have been warnings by the government that terrorists would seek to disrupt them.