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Two suicide attacks strike Tunisian capital

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/27/19, 09:25 am

Two suicide attacks on Thursday targeted security forces in Tunisia’s capital, killing one patrol officer and injuring at least eight people. One attacker detonated explosives in a commercial district near the French Embassy in central Tunis shortly before 11 a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol. Ten minutes later, the second bomber struck an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade on the outskirts of the city.

“One person blew themselves up behind the back door of the police department in El Gorjani neighborhood,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Five of the injured were officers, and four have been hospitalized.

Tunisia has been under a state of emergency since a gunman killed 38 people four years ago at a seaside resort. Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the shooting.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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