Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Sayyed Nasrallah Rejects US Presence in Iraq: We Stand by LA in Face of ’Israel’, No for Normalization Bibi Says Relations with Jordan Back on Track, New Envoy to Be Named within Days Turkish Army Launches New Strikes on Kurdish Targets in Syria Egypt: Former Military Chief of Staff Enters Presidential Race Yemen Crisis: 32,000+ Displaced In Two Months Mike Pence’s Mideast Trip Still On as Gov’t Shutdown Looms Lavrov: US Trying To Create Alternative Gov’t on Syrian Land Germany to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia for Its Devastating War in Yemen New Blood Test Detects Eight Cancers at Early Stages US Gov’t Shuts Down, White House Blames Dems #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is no side in #Lebanon that wants to delay or annul the elections Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Americans under the pretext of #Daesh want to return and stay in #Iraq and the same in #Syria
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Africa » Tunisia

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Tunisia: Dozens of Extremists Arrested in Latest Raids
Local Editor

The Tunisian government said Thursday that 37 suspects, including several extremists linked to Daesh terrorist group, had been arrested in the security operations carried out the previous day.

Tunisia: Dozens of Extremists Arrested in Latest Raids

Two "dangerous and wanted terrorists" were killed during the raid Wednesday in Mnihla near the capital, while 16 suspected extremists were arrested, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Another 21 other suspects were arrested in raids that followed, the ministry added.

All those arrested were members of "terrorist cells operating across [Tunisian] territory".

"They have been monitored and followed by the national guard for more than four months," the statement said.

In a deadly confrontation that erupted during one of the raids in the Tataouine governorate, four policemen were killed when a militant detonated his explosives belt after a firefight erupted.

The men arrested in the raids had all been trained in the use of firearms, the ministry said.

"They were preparing to gather in Tunis to attack vital, sensitive targets in the capital and the rest of the country, as well as security positions and agents," it said.

The suspects had been planning bomb and "suicide attacks", it added.

Some of those arrested were "implicated in the terrorist acts that hit the Bardo Museum, the Imperial hotel at Sousse, the presidential guard's bus and most recently Ben Guerdane," the statement said.

Ben Guerdane, one of the North African nation's poorest towns, was the target of an extremist assault that killed seven civilians and 13 security personnel in March as well as 55 extremists.

"They were also active elements of the terrorist groups in the Tunisian mountains... and had links with Tunisian members of... Daesh in Libya, Syria and Iraq," the statement said.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

 

 

13-05-2016 | 09:41


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top