Counter terrorism: four individuals apprehended in different regions (Interior)
13/12/2017 16:44, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Four individuals between 18 and 49 years old were arrested on Tuesday in the Nabeul, Kasserine, Medenine and Tabarka governorates as part of fight against terrorism, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

In Nabeul, a 24-year-old man from Hammamet was arrested on Tuesday in possession of a drone which he intended to sell. Already involved in a terrorism case, the youth was taken into custody and his drone seized after consulting the prosecutor's office, the ministry specified.

In Kasserine, the same source announced the arrest of a 49-year-old man who confessed to being responsible for logistical support to terrorists holed up on the heights of Sidi Bouzid.

The public prosecutor's office ordered his detention and a judicial investigation was initiated against him for "suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation and logistical support to terrorist groups."

In Medenine, an 18-year-old woman from the governorate of Gabes was arrested. When questioned, she stated that she had the intention to travel to Libya to join a terrorist group.

A judicial investigation was initiated against her for "having planned to join terrorist groups," according to same source.

In Jendouba, a 25-year-old resident of the Fernana delegation who was suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation was also arrested on Tuesday.

During his interrogation, the individual confessed to having deliberately posted photos and video footage glorifying the terrorist organisation "Daesh" on "Facebook" and to maintaining contacts via the social network with other elements abroad, the press release pointed out.

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