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Tunisia says it busted Daesh/ISIS terror cell

6-member cell dismantled in Tataouine in southeastern Tunisia

Adel Al-Thabti   | 16.03.2022
Tunisia says it busted Daesh/ISIS terror cell

TUNIS, Tunisia 

Tunisia said Wednesday that it had taken down a Daesh/ISIS terrorist cell in the country’s southeastern province of Tataouine.

An Interior Ministry statement said that the six-member cell was dismantled in a “preemptive operation” by Tunisia’s National Guard’s anti-terror unit.

The cell’s members had pledged allegiance to the Daesh/ISIS terror group and had planned to manufacture explosives to be used in carrying out attacks, the statement said.

Tunisia has witnessed a spate of terror attacks since 2011, mainly targeting security personnel and foreign tourists.

*Writing by Ibrahim Mukhtar

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