Tunisian police arrested two ISIS terrorists in Sousse three years after the beach massacre
Tunisian police have reportedly arrested two ISIS terrorists in Sousse, three years after holidaymakers lost their lives in the beach massacre.
The terror attack in June 2015 by Seifeddine Rezgui left 38 holidaymakers dead – 30 of whom were British.
According to reports, the National Guard arrested two jihadist apprentices in Sousse this week.
The men are aged 19 and 21 and are said to have been planning a “major attack”.
A source told Kapitalis that the two suspects have links with jihadist leaders in Libya and Syria.
The leaders are said to have sent them documents which detailed how to carry out deadly knife attacks.
The men were also trained in making homemade bombs.
The Foreign Office currently warns that “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks” in Tunisia.
The main terrorist threat is from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Libya-based extremists with links to Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL).
Tunisian security forces have repeatedly been targeted in terrorist-related incidents, mainly in border areas including in the Chaambi Mountains.
A state of emergency is in effect in the North African country and it was extended by seven months in March.
A recent incident occurred on March 31 when two tourists, including one Brit were attacked by someone with a knife in the town of El Kef in northwest Tunisia.
They suffered non-life threatening injuries and the suspect was detained by police.