Tunisia: Female suicide bomber injures 20 in Tunis

30th Oct 2018
Tunisia: Female suicide bomber injures 20 in Tunis

By Adil Essabiti and Gulsen Topcu

 

TUNIS, Tunisia (AA): A 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital Monday, according to the country’s interior ministry.

The explosion targeted a police vehicle on near Le Palmarium shopping centre on busy Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, ministry spokesman Sofian Zaag told Anadolu Agency.

The bomber died instantly, he said.

Several people were wounded in the blast, with the number of injured revised from nine to 20, including 15 police officers and two children, said national security spokesperson Walid Ben Hkima.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who was attending an investment conference in Germany, called the bombing a terrorist attack.

“Terrorism is targeting the prestige of the state. The security forces always pay the price,” he said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Security forces cordoned off the area following the blast.

[Photo: Tunisian security forces take security measures by cordoning off the area after a woman blew herself up in front of a theatre building at Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia on October 29, 2018. Photographer: Mohamed Mdalla/AA]

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