Arab League Condemns Tunisia’s Terrorist Attack

The attack occurred on Sunday.

Updated: July 10, 2018 7:35 AM IST

By Indo-Asian News Service

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 Cairo, July 10: Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit has condemned the terrorist attack in Tunisia which left nine security officers dead and others injured. Arab League Spokesman Mahmoud Afifi on Monday said the Arab League renewed its support for Tunisia in its fight against terrorism, Xinhua news agency reported.

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The Arab League chief asserted that such criminal acts would not dismay Tunisian leadership and people from going on their track of ending such crimes which threaten the security and stability of all Arab societies, the spokesman said. Aboul-Gheit offered condolences to the Tunisian president, government and people as well as the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

At least nine members of Tunisia’s security forces were killed on Sunday by a group of terrorists in a border security station in northwest Jendouba province. According to Independent, militants in the rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces, but Sunday’s toll was the highest since 2015, a year in which Islamist militants carried out three major attacks.

“The terrorist attackers threw a grenade at the first security car and there were confrontations with firearms,” the report cited a security source as saying. One of the Arab world’s secular nations, Tunisia became a target for militants after being hailed as a beacon of democratic change with an uprising against autocrat Zine Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, said the report. (With Agency Inputs)

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Published Date: July 10, 2018 7:33 AM IST

Updated Date: July 10, 2018 7:35 AM IST