30 May 2014

Tunisia: Three Suspects, Involved in Attack On Ben Jeddou's Home, Arrested

Kasserine — A large raid led, on Thursday evening, by an anti-terrorist brigade, specially sent from Tunis in reinforcement to the security units already on the spot allowed to arrest three suspects.

The latter would be involved in the attack of the home of Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou, according to a security source in the region.

The same source said to TAP news agency correspondent in the region that the suspects were transferred to Tunis for investigations.

The combing campaign and raids concerned several districts and arteries of Kasserine and the neighbouring zones.

Reinforcement flocked from several regions. Representative of the civil society denounced the scourge of terrorism in the region, voicing their solidarity with the national security staff, after the terrorist attack of Tuesday evening in Kasserine against the home of Interior Minister Lofti Ben Jeddou. Four policemen were killed.

The representatives of the civil society requested, by a statement, the immediate start of an investigation in co-ordination with the civil society "to avoid the previous errors," the establishment of global strategy likely to face terrorism and the creation of a crisis cell in co-ordination with several ministries with the participation of the civil society to ensure the follow-up of the situation in Kasserine.

This statement was signed by officials and representatives of 15 associations and organisations in the governorate of Kasserine.

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