Tunisia: Woman arrested for plotting terror attack
The Tunisian Interior ministry Saturday announced the arrest of a woman planning to kidnap relatives of some security and military forces in exchange for the release of some prisoners arrested for terrorism.
The woman was also plotting to stage an attack on a police station using an explosive belt that she manufactured herself, the ministry said.
“She was planning to kidnap family members of security personnel and was planning to use an explosive belt, which she made herself, against a police building,” the ministry said in a statement.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, is known to security forces as she had already been convicted in connection with a terrorism case.