Tunisian Security forces capture ‘terror’ cell planning attacks

Article Key Points:

  • 5-member cell was planning attacks against security headquarters and patrols
  • The threat remains focused on state targets.
  • No travel alerts were issued by the USA & UK regarding this incident.

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.

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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.- Source: Anadolu Agency

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