Tunisia: IS-affiliated group accused concerning beheading farmer

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police say a band that has vowed allegiance to the Islamic State team was supporting the weekend beheading of a sheep farmer who has increased national concern.

The army sent reinforcements to look for the attackers, along with the prime minister pledged increased government attempts against terrorism.

Debi and two buddies were carrying his sheep to graze when several assailants assaulted them, based on official Tunisian news agency TAP.

Regional court spokesman Riadh Nouioui stated Monday the Round Al Khilafa brigade was supporting the assault. Tunisian police say the team has vowed allegiance to IS and contains fighters hiding out from the Mount Salloum area, close to the Algerian border. The brigade was accused of murdering two additional young shepherds in the region in the past few decades.

Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine traveled into the area Monday to cover the government’s condolences to get Dhehibi’s departure and also to provide material and mental support to his loved ones. While he was en route, an automobile crash killed three national guard officials accompanying the ministerial convoy and wounded two other people, as stated by the minister’s office.