One person was killed and two people were wounded off the coast of Libya when a Tunisian fishing boat with a crew of 19 drew fire from a Libyan ship, the Tunisian defense ministry told AFP Wednesday.
The Tunisians entered Libyan territorial waters and failed to stop when asked to do so, the ministry said.
The two wounded were taken to the Libyan capital Tripoli for hospital treatment.
The incident came a day after unidentified men lobbed an explosive device at the residence of the Tunisian consul in Tripoli, causing some damage but no injuries.
Tunisia on Sunday boosted relations with its eastern neighbor by sending back former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, a stalwart of slain former leader Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, to face trial in Tripoli.
The extradition decree was not officially signed by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, causing a political crisis in the country.