Police arrest four 'terrorist elements' in raid in Tunis

Published January 2nd, 2014 - 04:24 GMT
Tunisian riot police run towards a scene to control the situation. [AFP]
Tunisian riot police run towards a scene to control the situation. [AFP]

Tunisian national security agents arrested four suspected terrorists in a raid in Sidi Bouzid governorate, the interior ministry said Thursday.

The ministry said the suspects were members of a banned organization, Tunisia Live reported.

During a raid on a shop, police seized a Kalashnikov rifle, ammunition, explosive material and equipment for making bombs, the ministry said.

Express FM said a police officer was wounded by gunfire during the raid, but the ministry statement did not mention any casualties.

The revolution that ousted former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali began in Sidi Bouzid in 2011 after a street vendor set himself on fire to protest a local official confiscating his wares.


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