Tunisia Dismantles Cell Targeting Security, Military Officials

27.01.2015 Tunisia
Tunisia Dismantles Cell Targeting Security, Military Officials

Tunisia Dismantles Cell Targeting Security, Military Officials

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Tunisian Interior Ministry dismantled a “terrorist” cell and arrested eight members for planning to assassinate security and military officials, said a spokesman in Tunis on Sunday

The arrest came following information received by security authorities during an investigation with other detainees confirming terrorist activity in Sidi Bouzid Province as well as plans to assassinate a number of military and police forces, the Interior Ministry's Spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui (photo) told the local radio.

He pointed out that the eight suspects have been transferred to the capital to complete relevant investigations.

In another similar context, the official radio reported that security units in Medenine Province, southeast of the country have foiled the infiltration of three terrorist elements in possession of weapons.

The detainees admitted that they had fled heavy shelling by the Libyan Army Forces inside the camp, it said. But, it failed to reveal any further details.

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