Police arrest four 'terrorist elements' in raid on Tunisian shop

Jan. 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tunisian national security agents arrested four suspected terrorists in a raid in Sidi Bouzid governorate, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.

The ministry said the suspects were members of a banned organization, Tunisia Live reported.

During a raid on a shop, police seized a Kalashnikov rifle, ammunition, explosive material and equipment for making bombs, the ministry said.

Express FM said a police officer was wounded by gunfire during the raid, but the ministry statement did not mention any casualties.

The revolution that ousted former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali began in Sidi Bouzid in 2011 after a street vendor set himself on fire to protest a local official confiscating his wares.

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