Tunisian forces arrest terrorist sentenced to 48 years in prison
Counter-terrorism forces in Tunisia’s Douar Hicher arrested a 30-year-old terrorist who got sentenced in absentia for 48 years.
The Interior Ministry noted that he has a security record at the Counter-terrorism forces, which had been tracking him and got him arrested at his house.
The condemned is involved in a number of terrorist operations in the Tunisian capital including the terrorist offensive against Bardo National Museum on March 18, 2015, and another terrorist attack that targeted a presidential bus on Nov. 24 of the same year.
The sources added that the condemned was proven to be involved in communicating with Tunisian leaders who joined ISIS years ago – he also provided logistic support to terrorist members several times.
Douar Hicher has been hosting since 2012 a conference for “Ansar al-Sharia” after its convention was banned in Kairouan.
In a related context, security bodies specialized in fighting terrorism dismantled a terrorist cell composed of three. They belong to terrorist groups, pledged allegiance to a terrorist group and adopted its extremism intellect.
The disclosed cell will be faced with the charge of belonging to a terrorist group — the case will be referred to the judicial authority specialized in terrorism.
Meanwhile, the security bodies arrested a man who described the workers in the military institution and the state figures as “devils” – his age does not exceed 30 years.
Tunisian security reports affirmed that there are 300-400 sleeper terrorist cells still jeopardizing Tunisian’s security and stability.