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Tunisia: 'Takfiri' Arrested for Plotting to Stab Security, Military Forces

Tunisia: 'Takfiri' Arrested for Plotting to Stab Security, Military Forces

Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 06:30
Tunisian security forces. (AFP)

Tunisia's counter-terrorism forces arrested a Takfiri who was plotting to stab security and military members in Sousse. The suspect, 24, resides in Hammam Sousse.

Investigations proved that he endorses extremist intellect and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.

In his initial confessions, the suspect considered Tunisia as a “land of jihad” where offensives against security forces and the army are permitted. He went further describing them as “devils” and called for attacking foreign tourists.

The suspect admitted he was communicating with a takfiri member from Kalaa Seghira, Sousse province, and the two were planning to conduct stabbings against the army and security forces.

He is now facing the charge of joining a terrorist organization, the counter-terrorism forces said.

After raiding his house, his family confessed that he was trying to impose a strange pattern of living on family members through banning them from watching the television and obliging them to wear Afghani clothing.

Sousse, a touristic city, was a victim of the most terrifying terrorist attacks on June 26, 2015 when one of the Tunisian hotels was attacked by Seif Eddine Rizki, killing 39 tourists.

In less than one month, Tunisia witnessed four stabbings against security and military members. The charge was launched against terrorist members who pledged allegiance to ISIS and are operating as “lone wolves”.

The most recent attack was against Bizerte (60km to the north of the capital) at the beginning of this week when Malik al-Thawadi stabbed to death Head of the security office in Bizerte's Court of Appeal and injured a military member.

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