Tunisia foils terror plot in Sfax
Tunisia announced Wednesday security forces managed to bust a “terror plot” targeting a security unit and a religious institution in Sfax governorate, south of the country.
The statement issued by the National Guard and seen by Anadolu news agency notes that a terrorist who had served his prison sentence, is responsible for a terror plot aiming at attacking a security unit and a religious institution in the governorate.
The statement did not elaborate on which security unit and religious entity were being targeted. It did not reveal the name of the terrorist who also according had been condemned to prison for terrorism related crime.
The suspect has been handed to the justice for investigation and prosecution. The North African country has been under state of emergency since 2015 as measure to curb terrorism. The country suffered its worst attacks in 2015 after three separate attacks claimed by the Islamic state group killed more than 70 people in 2015. Most victims were foreign tourists.
Late October, the interior ministry indicated that it foiled a terror plot targeting a security patrol in the city of Sousse, East of the country.
Also in March the National Guard announced its forces dismantled 148 terrorist cells.