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August 4, 1987
Bomb blasts at two resort hotels in eastern Tunisia injured 12 Italian and British tourists and a Tunisian hotel employee, the Interior Ministry in Tunis said. The most seriously injured, a 28-year-old Scottish woman, had a foot amputated at a hospital. Bombs also exploded at two other Tunisian hotels, but no injuries were reported. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Muslim fundamentalist groups that have been under investigation by police for several months were suspected.
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November 26, 1987
In the last 10 days, Tunisian officials have arrested 73 people accused of planning terrorist attacks, the interior minister, Habib Ammar, announced. He said the intended targets included Tunisian leaders, the Interior Ministry, police barracks and military courts. While Ammar refused to identify any political party or organization that might be responsible, other authorities said that members of the fundamentalist Islamic Tendency Movement were involved.
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June 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Security forces have captured two groups of Muslim fundamentalists plotting acts of sabotage and seized explosives, a homemade bomb, guns and ammunition, the official TAP news agency said Saturday. The first group planned to use explosives stolen from a quarry in Hammam-Lif, on the southeastern outskirts of Tunis, TAP said. Some of the explosives were hidden in a lake. The second group was arrested in eastern Tunisia, about 15 miles south of President Habib Bourguiba's summer palace in Monastir.
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August 28, 1987 | From Reuters
Ninety-two Islamic activists were accused of plotting to overthrow the Tunisian government and planting bombs in tourist hotels as their trial opened Thursday, but the court immediately adjourned until Tuesday. Defense lawyers said they had not had enough time to study a prosecution dossier.
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August 28, 1987 | From Reuters
Ninety-two Islamic activists were accused of plotting to overthrow the Tunisian government and planting bombs in tourist hotels as their trial opened Thursday, but the court immediately adjourned until Tuesday. Defense lawyers said they had not had enough time to study a prosecution dossier.
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March 27, 1987 | Associated Press
This government broke diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, charging that Tehran's Islamic fundamentalist government was using its embassy here as a base for disrupting public order. At the same time, the Tunisian ambassador to Paris, Mustafa Zaanonni, said that a group of suspected terrorists arrested in France over the weekend carrying Tunisian passports are "known to Tunisian authorities as belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement," a Shia Muslim extremist group.
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October 2, 1985 | Associated Press
Tunisia called on the Security Council today to "vigorously condemn" Israel's bombing raid on PLO headquarters in Tunis and force the Jewish state to pay reparations. Tunisian Foreign Minister Beji Caid Essebsi repeated his contention that Israel committed a "blatant act of aggression" against his country in order to sabotage Middle East peace efforts.
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June 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Security forces have captured two groups of Muslim fundamentalists plotting acts of sabotage and seized explosives, a homemade bomb, guns and ammunition, the official TAP news agency said Saturday. The first group planned to use explosives stolen from a quarry in Hammam-Lif, on the southeastern outskirts of Tunis, TAP said. Some of the explosives were hidden in a lake. The second group was arrested in eastern Tunisia, about 15 miles south of President Habib Bourguiba's summer palace in Monastir.
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March 27, 1987 | Associated Press
This government broke diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, charging that Tehran's Islamic fundamentalist government was using its embassy here as a base for disrupting public order. At the same time, the Tunisian ambassador to Paris, Mustafa Zaanonni, said that a group of suspected terrorists arrested in France over the weekend carrying Tunisian passports are "known to Tunisian authorities as belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement," a Shia Muslim extremist group.
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