Germany and Italy deport suspected terrorists to Tunisia

Germany and Italy deport suspected terrorists to Tunisia

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere confirmed on Sunday that a Tunisian man responsible for a deadly museum attack in Tunisia in 2015 will be deported. Maiziere said, “I can confirm that the talks between us and the Tunisian side have been successful…and I expect that he will soon be deported.” In addition to the 2015 museum attack, the man is also suspected of having connections with the Islamic State (IS) in Germany. The Italian interior ministry also announced [DW reports] on Sunday that a man allegedly linked to the Berlin market attacker Anis Amri was expelled.

The Tunisian authorities arrested three people [JURIST report] for the December 2016 attack on a Berlin Christmas Market for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility. More than eleven people were killed in the attack, and dozens more were injured. The attack is reminiscent of an attack in Nice, France that occurred earlier this year in July. In July, at least 84 citizens were killed during the Bastille Day celebrations, for which five men suspected of having ties to Tunisian Lahouaiej-Bouhlel were arrested [JURIST report].