According to Reuters News:
“Police fired on Islamists attacking a police station in a southern Tunisian town, killing one person, a security source said, in the latest incident to raise religious tensions in the North African country.”
This incident is a snap shot of the security landscape in Tunisia. On the one hand we’ve seen an improvement in terms of organization & coordination on the part of Tunisian security forces but as of late there has been a trend “salafist” related incidents.
Tunisian security forces are demonstrating that they will not tolerate this kind of aggression. While this particular incident does not change the overall threat level; we can expect similar stories to materialize.
The tension between the “salafists” and security forces will continue. More importantly we have to remember to practice good situational awareness.
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