Terrorism: Tunisia, group dismantled, dozens of arrests

Alleged terrorists linked to Ansar Al Chaaria, Obka Ibn Nafaa

15 October, 11:29

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, OCTOBER 15 - Another terror group has been dismantled in an operation by Tunisian security forces less than two weeks before elections scheduled on October 26, interior ministry spokesman Ali Laroui announced on Wednesday.

    Dozens of alleged terrorists who are members of a group linked to Ansar Al Chaaria and Okba Bin Nafaa have been arrested. In particular, the spokesman said, the communications, funding and logistic units of the group have been destroyed. Its members were reportedly in close contact with non-Tunisian terrorists like Anas Atari, head of the terror cell operating near Kef, and Algerian Lokam Abou Sakher whose stronghold is Mount Chaambi neat Kasserine. Fatma Zouabi, spokeswoman for Ansar Al Chaaria, is among those arrested. Laroui said security forces foiled an attack ''against an important figure'' in the country that would have been carried out with a car bomb in the urban area of ''Grand Tunis''.


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