Guards arrest two terrorists in southern Tunisia

09:18, May 16, 2011      

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Border guards in the southern town of Remada arrested on Sunday morning two terrorists in the Djebel Nakrif area south of Remada, near the border with Algeria, the state-run press agency TAP reported.

During the arrest, one man managed to throw a manual bomb which did not explode. The other man who was wearing an explosives belt around him was prevented from detonating it, TAP said.

The two men, respectively a 32-year-old Algerian national and a 31-year-old Libyan were arrested in relation with the arrest, on May 11 in a hotel in Tataouine, of two young Libyans who were carrying hand grenades.

They all belong to a terrorist network which will be identified later, TAP said.

It is the first time the country is faced with such cases of terrorism. Recently, the Tunisian defense and interior ministries called for vigilance, asking the local population to report suspicious activities and give the names of foreigners staying in homes.

Source: Xinhua
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