Sixteenth individual arrested in El-Jem case (Interior Ministry)
16/01/2018 18:19, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- The Investigation Brigade of El-Jem National Guard (Mahdia) on Monday arrested an individual on suspicion of affiliation to a terrorist organisation, bringing to 16 the number of people arrested in the same case Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Fifteen individuals were arrested on Sunday in El-Jem on suspicion of affiliation to a terrorist organisation.

According to the ministry, the suspects, aged between 20 and 36, were arrested while holding clandestine meetings in a house in the Chorbane region.

Several "takfirist" books advocating terrorism were seized during this operation.

The suspects were placed in police custody and a criminal investigation was opened for suspicion of affiliation to a terrorist organisation.

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