Tunisia dismantles ‘terrorist cells’: Interior Ministry

By Yousra Wannas

TUNIS (AA) – The Tunisian authorities have broken up four “terrorist sleeper cells” that had been planning attacks inside the North African country, according to the Interior Ministry.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the ministry said at least 12 people — constituting four “sleeper cells” — had been arrested by Tunisian security forces.

“A significant quantity of explosive and chemical materials — including toxic gases, electronic components and a drone — were confiscated,” the statement read.

Earlier this month, Interior Minister Hisham al-Furati announced that security forces had thwarted several attacks by the Daesh terrorist group.

Last month, a woman blew herself up in capital Tunis, killing herself and injuring dozens of passersby.