Tunisia breaks up women terrorists’ cell

A Tunisian policeman stands guard near the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Tunis, Tunisia November 25, 2015. (AP)

Tunisia said on Thursday it has smashed a terror cell and arrested several suspects, including women.

In a statement, the Ministry of Interior said two females - a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old - were arrested whilst the third one is already in custody being a suspect in another terror-related case.

Also, two men suspected of being members of the cell is under detention, with the 19-year-old arrested following a security raid, while the other was already in custody.

The five suspects confessed to establishing communications, via social media, with terrorist groups in Algeria and Libya, to radicalize and recruit jihadists to fight in hot spots, according to security sources.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50