28 Aug '11, 1pm

AFP: Tunisia foils blast attempt by Gaddafi supporters #libya

AFP: Tunisia foils blast attempt by Gaddafi supporters #libya

TUNIS: Tunisian police have arrested a member of Libya's pro-Gaddafi forces and three locals for planning attacks on Libyan refugees and rebel supporters, a spokesman said Sunday. "Police arrested a Libyan regime loyalist and three Tunisians Friday at noon because they planned to blow up tank lorries heading for Libya on Tunisian territory," interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Hichem Meddeb said. The Libyan man, who was not named but was said to have confessed under questioning, entered Tunisia on August 11. His cousin, employed by the Libyan intelligence agency, had asked him to kidnap leading rebel figures residing in Tunisia and take them back to Libya, Meddeb said. When he failed to carry out the orders, Tripoli "asked him to explode cars in the border region to prompt Tunisia to send back Libyan refugees, most of whom support the rebels", he added. "Fortunately, he di...

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