ISIS video calls for attacks in Tunisia

Tunisia security forces on the alert. (AFP)

The ISIS group has called for more attacks in Tunisia in a rare propaganda video purportedly filmed by the militants in the North African nation.

It comes three weeks after a twin suicide attack against police in the capital Tunis claimed by ISIS killed two people.

The video, shared on ISIS social media channels on Tuesday night, shows armed men in balaclavas who pledge allegiance to the ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“Your soldiers and your sons in the land of Kairouan are doing well,” said one of those filmed who gave the pseudonym Abou Omar al-Tounsi.

The holy city of Kairouan lies in central Tunisia.

Another militant using the name Abou Khaled al-Tounsi called for people to “sow terror” in Tunisia.

The video, which was circulated on messaging app Telegram and could not immediately be verified, was said to have been filmed inside the country.

Following Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, the country saw a rise in extremism and deadly attacks hit soldiers, police, civilians and foreign tourists.

While the security situation has improved in recent years, the state of emergency implemented in 2015 is still in place.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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