Tunisia says arrests IS militant trained in manufacture of explosives

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TUNIS, July 27 (Xinhua) — The Tunisian Interior Ministry announced on Monday that a suspected Islamic State (IS) militant was arrested in the norther province of Ariana.

“The terrorist element was trained in the manufacture of explosives for assassinations,” said a ministry statement.

The suspect admitted to communicating through coded channels with IS members abroad, according to the statement.

Tunisia has started to witness terrorist acts since 2011, with dozens of security and military agents, civilians and foreign tourists having been killed. Enditem

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