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Tunisian Security Forces Arrest 2 Terrorist Suspects

Tunisian Security Forces Arrest 2 Terrorist Suspects

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 11:45
Workers clean the site of an explosion in the center of the Tunisian capital Tunis, Tunisia. (Reuters file photo)

Tunisia’s counter-terrorism security services arrested two takfiris in the central Siliana region, suspected of belonging to an extremist organization and preparing a terrorist attack.

One of the detainees is 17 years old, while the second is 43. They are known to the security services and accused of harboring extremist ideology and supporting terrorist organizations that have been active in the region since 2011.

A terrorist attack took place in Rouhia city of Siliana in 2011. A military officer and two terrorists were killed in the attack.

Tunisian security sources pointed out that the investigations with the suspects will continue, pending a referral to the counter-terrorism judicial authorities.

The probe will investigate their relations with other suspicious terrorist elements and the possible activities with terrorist cells in the region.

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