Tunisian police authorities foiled terrorist plans targeting the tourism sector
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Tunisian authorities foiled terrorist plans targeting the tourism sector and sovereign state institutions, Tunisian Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.
“In a preventive operation, Tunisia’s National Unit of Investigation for Terrorist Affairs and Organized Crime has successfully foiled terrorist plans targeting the tourism sector and places of sovereignty,” said a statement released by the ministry.
“During the operation, the main element of the terrorist plans was arrested in one of the governorates of Grand Tunis,” it added.
The suspect admitted that he contacted with a dangerous terrorist implicated in a terrorist attack outside the country, and “recruited” a number of elements loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to the ministry.
“Several other suspects involved were arrested,” said the ministry.
Since 2011, Tunisia has known terrorist acts that escalated in 2013, in which dozens of security and military agents, civilians and foreign tourists were killed.
Source: Xinhua Net