Tunisia denies links of extremists to Tunis cafe attack


TUNIS, May 26  — The Tunisian Interior Ministry denied involvement of extremists in an attack happened Saturday evening on a cafe in Rades, southeast of the capital Tunis, the Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported on Sunday.

“The assault that took place in one of the cafes in Rades was not committed by extremists, but by a group of delinquents,” the ministry said in a statement.

The workers in the cafe were preparing to open for iftar, a fast-breaking meal for Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan, when some bullies verbally abused them, which developed quickly into a violent brawl.

“The assailants beat the cafe workers and damaged some of the equipment,” the statement added.
The culprits were identified and the case was referred to the public prosecutor’s office for investigations. – XINHUA