Magharebia (Washington DC)

4 December 2012

Tunisia: Salafists Charged for Sufi Shrine Attack

Tunisian authorities on Monday (December 3rd) arrested five salafists in connection with the October 16th arson attack against one of the country's main Sufi shrines, AFP reported.

"Five suspects identified as extremists were placed in detention after having admitted their responsibility in the attack, while a search continues for three of their accomplices," the interior ministry said in a statement.

The Saida Manoubia shrine, located in the western La Manouba suburb of Tunis, holds the remains of a venerated saint.

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