- On Saturday, March 19, Defense Ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati reported that a soldier had been wounded in clashes with militants early that morning.
- Following the incident search operations were reinforced, including aerial support from an army helicopter. On Sunday, March 20, another soldier was wounded in an exchange of fire and a second soldier had his leg amputated after detonating a land mine.
Ministry of Defense released photos of the militant hideouts uncovered during the operations. Three soldiers were wounded during the search operations.