Tunisia attack: Officials were warned of an imminent terrorist attack in Sousse – but did nothing

The Tunisian interior ministry received an alert in May of an imminent attack in Sousse, but failed to act on the information, the head of a security watchdog has told The Independent.

In official wiretaps of individuals linked to terrorism in Sousse, one individual was heard saying he would “burn a car”, known code for ordering an attack to be carried out.

The officer who listened to the call reported the conversation to the appropriate department in the interior ministry, but no action was taken, according to Walid Zarrouk, a former senior prison guard and the head of Mourakeb, an NGO which monitors security officials.

  • andycanuck

    Is the CIA’s Boston office advising them?

  • Helios Megistos

    Gee, it reminds me of something…oh, I remember: Ottawa shooting: Federal security chiefs warned days before attack
    Alert from Privy Council Office came 5 days before shooting on Parliament Hill http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-shooting-federal-security-chiefs-warned-days-before-attack-1.2847552

  • In a Muslim society – no one can be trusted.

    • Yesterday the new “Beach Guards” forgot to show up for work.

  • Shebel

    Everybody knows that we are going to be attacked by Muslims at some time or other. It is how they spread their ‘Doctrine’.
    I just don’t understand why supposedly smart people keep insisting that they are Peaceful.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Not smart people.
      Only liars call Islam “peaceful” at this point.
      Every who cares to, knows what Islam is all about.

      • Alain

        They are worse than liars; they are traitors who aid the enemy by their lies.

  • Alain

    Perhaps Obama or Hilderbeast told them to step down.

  • ntt1

    The arab disease .They will horde information as it gives their tiny goat humping brains the brief illusion of power. people die? so what? it is not their clan.

  • cmh

    they’re muslims…it’s a daily way of life…. plus it’s ramadan