Thursday, June 2, 2016

Russia Warns of Risk of Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia

MOSCOW - The Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, or Rosturizm, warned on Thursday of the possibility of terrorist attacks committed against tourists during the peak vacation season in Tunisia.

The agency said in a note posted on its website that according to authorities and security forces, terrorist groups linked to Islamic State are preparing a series of attacks on tourists in Tunisia, particularly Russians, taking advantage of the increase in their arrivals during the peak season.

The note explained that the most likely places in the country for the targets of such attacks are the island of Djebra and the town of Zarzis, part of that island.

According to the note, Rosturizm has asked tourists to be cautious during their vacation and take precautions.

The North African country was the scene in 2015 of three bloody jihadist attacks, which claimed the lives of 72 people, 60 of them foreign tourists. 

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