TUNIS, Tunisia —Twin suicide attacks targeting security forces struck Tunisia’s capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.
One attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district near the French embassy shortly before 11 a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol. One of the officers died from his injuries, and another was injured along with three bystanders.
Footage shows the aftermath of twin suicide attacks targeting police in Tunisia’s capital, killing one pic.twitter.com/0OGMcP0g56
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 27, 2019
One dead, eight hurt in twin suicide attacks in Tunisian capital https://t.co/vgx7V1eWgu
— TIME (@TIME) June 27, 2019
At nearly the same time, a second bomber struck at an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade on the outskirts of the city. Four officers were hospitalized with injuries.
Tunisia has been struck repeatedly by terror attacks. In October a female suicide bomber struck the city center, killing only herself.
Nine injured in twin suicide attacks targeting police in Tunis https://t.co/YwyydmffS6 pic.twitter.com/prDM15M7vh
— Evening Express (@EveningExpress) June 27, 2019
By Bouazza Ben Bouazza