Since the decisions of Tunisian President Kais Saied on July 25, 2021, which resulted in the freezing of the Ennahda-controlled Tunisian parliament, and the fight against corruption, Tunisia has witnessed an escalation in terrorist incidents, the latest of which was a stabbing incident in the metro on Sunday evening, January 23, which led to the injury of three of citizens.
According to details announced by Tunisian Ministry of Interior officials, the attacker was residing in Italy until his return to Tunisia in 2020, and it is likely that his mental illness was behind the incident, according to details they obtained from his family.
The officials stated that “none of the wounded were seriously injured,” noting that “investigations are underway to determine the circumstances and nature of this act.”
The police union said on its Facebook page, “After the presence of our colleagues affiliated with the Public Transportation Security Department at the Emergency Police Department, in the process of securing Bab Eleiwa station and during the metro stop, our colleagues noticed an unusual movement and a violent push among the passengers in order to get out to escape something. Immediately our colleagues spread out inside the carriages to discover that one of them was about to stab the passengers with a knife, and he managed to stab three passengers.”
The decisions taken by the Tunisian president had caused observers to put forward scenarios in which they confirmed their expectation of an increase in violence in Tunisia, and this seems to have been proven true, as the metro attack occurred nearly a week after the mysterious death of a police captain named Mohsen al-Adili, who was found hanging in his home on Sunday, January 16.
At that time, the observers based their argument on the insistence of the Ennahda movement to return to the scene and impose itself, noting that in order to do so it would not delay any action that would enable it to remain on the scene.
Assassination of opponents
Tunisian political writer Nizar al-Jledi said in previous statements to the Reference that Ennahda has no deterrent for its return and that it does not mind carrying out assassinations of its opponents if necessary, pointing out that the crisis is that Ennahda has cells and arms in all Tunisian administrations.
This is reinforced by the presence of an army of extremists unaffiliated with Ennahda who could carry out terrorist operations.
In turn, Sarah Brahmi, daughter of the late Tunisian politician Mohamed Brahmi, who was assassinated in 2013, said that Ennahda would not leave an opportunity to return unless it took it, expecting in exclusive statements an increase in the rate of terrorist operations during the coming period.