Tunisia suicide bombing – has there been a terror attack in Tunisia and are there any casualties?

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TWIN suicide attacks targeting security forces struck Tunisia’s capital today.

Here is what we know about the attack in Tunis. 

People gather at the scene after a suicide bombing targeted a police vehicle in the Tunisian capital in Tunis
People gather at the scene after a suicide bombing targeted a police vehicle in the Tunisian capital in Tunis
Getty – Contributor

Has there been a terror attack in Tunisia?

One attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district near the French embassy shortly before 11am apparently targeting a police patrol.

Then, at nearly the same time, a second bomber struck at an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade on the outskirts of the city

It was not immediately known who was behind the attacks, which come months before an election and at the peak of a tourist season in which Tunisia is hoping for a record number of visitors.

Have there been any casualties?

One of the officers died from his injuries and another was injured along with three bystanders.

At least eight other people have been injured in total, including five officers.

Body parts were strewn on the road around the police car, an AFP news agency correspondent reported.

A Tunisian soldier stand by a vehicle after the explosion
A Tunisian soldier stand by a vehicle after the explosion
AP:Associated Press


Has there been any recent attacks in Tunisia?

Tunisia has been struck repeatedly by terror attacks. 

In October a female suicide bomber struck the city centre, killing only herself.

On June 26 in 2015, Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse was hosting 565 guests when ISIS maniac Seifeddine Rezgui launched an attack on people on the beach.

He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle he had concealed in a beach umbrella to fire at tourists.

The terror killer said he would not kill Tunisians or Muslims – so locals formed a human wall to protect tourists.

Some 30 British holidaymakers were killed.


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