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Pro-Gaddafi forces clash with Tunisian military

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  • Gaddafi unit entered town of Dehiba in pursuit of rebels

  • Rebels say have re-taken border crossing

  • NATO bombs Gaddafi loyalists in Western Mountains

(Recasts with fighting inside Tunisia)

By Zoubeir Souissi

DEHIBA, Tunisia, April 29 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia and fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town on Friday as Libya's conflict spilled beyond its borders.

Pro-Gaddafi forces fired shells into the town of Dehiba, damaging buildings and injuring at least one resident, and a group of them drove into the town in a truck in pursuit of anti-Gaddafi rebels.

The Libyan government troops were chasing rebels from the restive Western Mountains region of Libya who fled into Tunisia in the past few days after Gaddafi forces overran the border post the rebels had earlier seized.

While the Libyan forces were battling in Dehiba, the rebels who are fighting to end more than four decades of Gaddafi's rule announced they had seized back the border post.

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