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Four Suspected of Terrorism Arrested in Mahdia

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The announced the dismantling of a cell in Mahdia after four individuals were arrested on Tuesday, June 21. According to a ministry statement the suspects had pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist organization, were preparing terrorist attacks against sensitive sites and were in possession of raw materials for explosive devices. The same statement adds that after consulting the Judicial Pole for the Fight Against Terrorism the suspects were transferred to the at El Aouina in Tunis. On June 18, National Guard units in Mahdia three individuals suspected of radicalization were arrested and an investigation was initiated into any potential ties to terrorist organizations after they were found to be in possession of a hunting rifle, an illegal pistol and Salafist reading materials.