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Tunis - Tunisian Policemen Foil Knife Attack Outside Synagogue

Published on: May 15, 2018 03:00 PM
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Two Jewish men arrive to Ghriba, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Africa, during an annual pilgrimage in Djerba, Tunisia May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed JadallahTwo Jewish men arrive to Ghriba, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Africa, during an annual pilgrimage in Djerba, Tunisia May 3, 2018. Picture taken May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Tunis - Tunisian officials say a knife-wielding man tried to attack police officers outside the main synagogue in the capital, but was subdued before wounding anyone.

The interior ministry said in a statement the failed attack took place Tuesday on Avenue de la Liberte, a major artery in Tunis.

Police union official Nassim Rouissi told Shems FM radio that the attacker, acting alone, tried to stab a police captain outside the synagogue.

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Witnesses quoted by online newspaper Tunisie Numerique reported that the assailant shouted that he hated Israel.

The suspect, a 45-year-old Tunisian, was being questioned by counterterrorism investigators.



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 May 15, 2018 at 05:27 PM The_Truth Says:

So much for the peaceful article about Tunisia reported yesterday on VIN, that Jews and Muslims live there in peace.

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