Tunisian Ministry Sues Children’s Magazine Over Molotov Tutorial

Tunisia’s Women and Family Affairs Ministry said it has sued a children’s magazine after it published a story detailing how to make Molotov cocktails.

The Tunis-based ministry said in a statement today that the article, published in the September edition of “Rainbow,” posed a threat to the lives of youngsters and encouraged acts of vandalism or terrorism.

“I take full responsibility for the article’s publication,” Editor-in-Chief Mongi Chebbi said in a phone interview, while declining to elaborate further.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jihen Laghmari in Tunis through the Cairo newsroom at jlaghmari@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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