On 16 February an armed group killed four people (including two policemen) at an illegal checkpoint in Jendouba, north west Tunisia. Security forces are searching for those involved in the attack in the areas surrounding Jendouba, Kasserine and Le Kef.
There has been a recent increase in terrorist activity in Tunisia, including an explosion on the beach next to the Riadh Palm Hotel in the tourist zone in Sousse on 30 October. The only reported casualty was the individual carrying explosives. On the same day 2 other individuals found with explosives at the Bourguiba Mausoleum in Monastir were arrested.
This was the first attempted attack on a tourist zone since 2002. Further attacks can’t be ruled out and these could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners like hotels and shopping centres.