By Amira Masrour | Feb 21 2013arms trafficking , douar hicher , Ennour Mosque , Mnihla , terrorism ,
Tunisia’s National Guard units seized a cache of arms yesterday, includingÂ Kalashnikovs, rocket-propelled grenades (RPJs), ammunition, and explosive materials in a house located in the district of Mnihla, in theÂ governorate of Ariana, according to a statement from the official Facebook pageÂ of the Ministry of Interior.
The same statement said that patrols had managed to arrest 13 suspects, including 11 who were hiding inside Ennour mosque in the neighborhood of Douar Hicher in Manouba governorate.
Tunisian news agency TAP reported that the owner of the house where the arms were seized has beenÂ arrested. An investigationÂ is underway to identify the people involved in the affairÂ and to determine whether the weapons are part of an arms smuggling or terrorist operation.
Just last month, National Guard units confiscated a large amount of arms in Medenine that was stored in two separate warehouses.