A spokesman for the Tunisian National Guard, Hossam Eddine Jebabli, told AFP that this “terrorist element” was arrested in Sfax, Tunisia’s second city, explaining that he was “planning these operations in coordination with d ‘others outside Tunisia’.
The suspect appeared before the anti-terrorism unit, which issued an arrest warrant against him, according to the same source.
“He is an Islamic State supporter,” al-Jababli said, without giving further details.
Tunisia has tightened its security measures since an attack by a security guard on May 9 near the Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage season.
Three members of the security forces and two people, an Israeli-Tunisian and a French-Tunisian, were killed in the attack, before the police fired on the attacking element.
Four people linked to the attacker, suspected of being involved in the operation, were arrested and taken into custody, according to local media.
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