Tunisian terror plot foiled by police

Tunisian terror plot foiled by police

Police in Tunisia have foiled a new plot to attack the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia.

The country’s interior ministry said militants had planned to attack politicians, beaches and security centres.

More than a dozen suspected Islamists, believed to have trained in Syria and Libya, were arrested, according to the BBC.

The arrests are part of one of the country’s most significant counter-terrorism operations, says the BBC’s Rana Jawad in Tunis.

The news comes just days after the Tunisian government, in conjunction with the UK government, announced the deployment of specialist security teams to help prevent and plan against future terrorist attacks.

38 people, including 30 Britons, were killed in an Islamist attack in the resort in June after an armed gunman attacked a hotel.


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