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Tunisia foils terrorist attack, woman arrrested

Tunisia foils terrorist attack, woman arrrested

TUNISIA'S interior ministry said on Saturday that security forces had foiled a planned terrorist attack and arrested a female jihadist suspected of involvement. In a statement, the ministry said investigators believed the woman had planned to kidnap the children of some members of the security forces and the military to try to force the release of people convicted of terrorist offences. She was also suspected of planning to attack a security facility using an explosive belt. The North African nation has been under a state of emergency since 2015 after an attack in which several presidential guards were killed.
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Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

SEVEN people including a senior Cameroon government administrator and a mayor were killed in an ambush that involved an improvised explosive device (IED) in the country's restive southwest, the region's governor said. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of the South West Region, said the Sub-prefect of Ekondo Titi was on a tour of his jurisdiction when his convoy hit an IED and was then attacked by separatist fighters. "It was a terrorist attack. It was an ambush," Bilai told journalists, adding that the situation was under control. The region is one of two English-speaking regions in the Central African nation, where…
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Tunisia thwarts terrorist attack targeting tourist areas

Tunisia thwarts terrorist attack targeting tourist areas

TUNISIAN police thwarted an attack planned by a woman coming from Syria, where she received training "with terrorist groups," targeting tourist areas in the country, the interior ministry said. It added that the woman, who was planning attacks with an explosive belt, was imprisoned. The ministry said the woman returned to Tunisia from Syria via Turkey on Jan. 10 after spending a year of training in Syria, where she planned the attack. Tunisian security forces have thwarted most militant plots in recent years and they have become more efficient at responding to those attacks that do occur, Western diplomats say.…
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