Tunisia foils terrorist plot targeting its military: Defense Ministry

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Tunisian military units foiled on Sunday a terrorist plot that targeted military and security personnel, according to a Ministry of Defense statement.

National Army Units detected suspicious activity in the Kasserine Heights, then conducted a thorough search of the area. They found a stash of gas cylinders, electrical wires, metal parts, aluminum foil, and other materials used in making mines and explosives, according to the statement.

A group of military engineers handled the items found before handing them over to the area’s National Guard Terrorism Prevention Unit.

No injuries were reported and no further details were provided.

Tunisia has witnessed several terrorist attacks and foiled plots over the past several years. In March2020, two militants on a motorbike blew themselves up outside the US Embassy in Tunisia, killing a policeman and injuring several others in the country's most serious attack in months.

Another terrorist hideout was discovered in the same Kasserine Heights area in February 2020, according to the official Tunisia Press Agency.

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