A Daesh cell was discovered in the southwestern Tunisian city of Zaafrane (delegation of Douz), the Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday.
This cell was dismantled as part of the investigation conducted by security units in the region after individuals hoisted on Friday night the black flag of Daesh on top of the Agricultural Centre of Zaafrane.
The same source said raids conducted by security forces as part of this investigation helped arrest more than 30 Daesh militants.
Daesh has a strong presence in Libya, and is beginning to spill over into Tunisia. On March 7, Daesh launched an attack on military posts in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdan. Over 40 people were killed in the battle.
Tunisia remains under an official “state of emergency.”