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Tunisia busts ‘terror’ cell planning attacks

Tunisia says 5-member cell was planning attacks against security headquarters and patrols

Yousri Wannas   | 22.07.2020
Tunisia busts ‘terror’ cell planning attacks

TUNIS

Tunisia security forces arrested a terrorist cell planning to carry out attacks in the country, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

A ministry statement said the 5-member cell was planning attacks on security headquarters and patrols.

It said the suspects have been taken into custody for investigation.

According to the ministry, some of the cell’s members had attempted to join militants holed up in the mountains for training on making explosives.

In April, Tunisian security forces arrested a terror group for planning to target security and other vital installations in the country.

In May, the authorities said a Daesh/ISIS militant was arrested.

Tunisia suffered a number of terrorist attacks since 2013 that claimed the lives of scores of security and military personnel and foreign tourists.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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