3 September 2012

Tunisia: Salafists Attack Hotel in Sidi Bouzid

Sidi Bouzid — A group of young Salafists, Monday afternoon, attacked a hotel in the city of Sidi Bouzid, damaged its equipment and destroyed a large quantity of alcoholic drinks.

This attack came after the announcement by Salafist groups last May 2012 of their commitment to ban alcohol marketing and sale, arguing that "many inhabitants demand the transfer of alcohol sale points outside the city."

Attackers had inflicted damage on the hotel equipment, particularly rooms, refrigerators and other equipment, without meeting with any resistance from hotel employees, reported TAP correspondent in the region, adding that there was no intervention of the security forces.

Last Updated on Monday, September 03, 2012 17:42

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