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Tunisia arrests 12 terrorism suspects

Xinhua | Updated: 2015-07-22 09:26

TUNIS - Tunisian authorities said on Tuesday that the security forces have arrested 12 terrorism suspects in connection with the terrorist attack that left 38 people dead at a hotel in Sousse in June.

The interior ministry said in a statement that the public security units raided 70 different locations and arrested 12 individuals who were suspected of being affiliated to terrorist organizations in Tunisia.

The ministry also posted a list of wanted terrorism suspects in the statement, calling on citizens to inform local security agents of any suspicious movements or individuals.

The intensive security operations came as a response for the worsening security situation after the deadly attack on a hotel in Tunisia's Sousse.

On June 26, Seifeddine Rezgui, a 23-year-old student, attacked the Marhaba hotel in Sousse with a Kalashnikov rifle, killing 38 tourists, mostly British nationals, and injuring 38 more before being shot dead by security agents.

The Islamic State (IS) section of Libya has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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