Ministry of the Interior announced the easing of the curfew imposed on Ben Guerdane since the March 7 attack. The standoff, which ended on Monday, involved Tunisian National Guard and Army forces, including a helicopter which hovered overhead and several armored vehicles. Despite several explosions inside the house, the siege remained ongoing in the predawn hours of Monday morning, after sunrise security forces entered the building where they discovered the deceased suspect and the weapons inside. On March 21, a joint statement from the Ministry of the Interiorr and the Ministry of Defense announced the 'elimination of a terrorist element' after a siege in Sayah on the outskirts of Ben Guerdane. Three army soldiers and six other security agents were wounded in the incident, as were several civilian bystanders who were wounded by shrapnel after they gathered to watch the standoff. The body of a suspected terrorist killed during the standoff was found inside the house. A Kalashnikov assault rifle, ammunition and several hand grenades were also discovered in the badly damaged building that had been the scene of a twenty four hour siege after security units surrounded it on Sunday, March 20, heavy exchanges of gunfire and several explosions followed.