Tunisia makes first arrests over Sousse killings

Attacker well-known extremist in Kairouan

29 June, 20:28

    Members of the Tunisian Security Services stand guard during a wreath laying ceremony at the site of a terror attack on tourists on a beach outside the Imperial Marhaba Hotel, al-Sousse Members of the Tunisian Security Services stand guard during a wreath laying ceremony at the site of a terror attack on tourists on a beach outside the Imperial Marhaba Hotel, al-Sousse

    TUNIS - Tunisian interior minister Majem Gharsalli announced on Monday that a number of people had been arrested for belonging to a terrorist cell with links to Seifeddine Rezgui, who carried out the Sousse killings. ''We have begun to arrest an initial group of a large number of people from a network that supported this terrorist criminal,'' he said. According to Ammani Sassi, head of the Union Générale des Etudiants Tunisiens (UGET), who flanked Rezgui in his union activities at the Kairouan University, the Sousse attacker was at the head of a five-member terrorist cell.

    The cell included one that had returned from Syria and active in Kairouan without any police surveillance, Sassi told Tunisienumerique.

     

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