TUNIS – By the suicide attack in the centre of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, are at least twenty people injured. It comes to fifteen agents and five passers-by, says a spokesman of the security services. Most of them were minor injuries.
The Avenue Habib Bourguiba, one of the busiest streets of the city.
The attack was, according to the witnesses place on the Avenue Habib Bourguiba, one of the busiest streets of the city. A woman blew himself up at a police vehicle. “I was at the theater and heard a huge explosion,” said a witness. Pictures on the internet showed a huge rookkolom above the city.
The ministry of Home Affairs says that the aanslagpleger not known as an extremist. It is a thirty year woman from the coastal area of Mahdia that English had studied at the university. “She left her city three days ago. She told her family that she was in the capital to work,” said an official in the department.
It is the first attack in the Tunisian capital since three years. In november 2015 were twelve people and the offender to life in an attack on a bus of the presidential guard. Earlier in the same year there was an attack on a toeristenstrand in Sousse, and the popular Bardo museum in Tunis. Almost sixty people came to.
The Dutch minister Stef Blok (Foreign Affairs) talked about a “sad event” that follows a period of relative calm. “Although Tunisia in recent years has made significant progress in the fight against terrorism, this attack shows that that commitment is still necessary. This is also why I find it important to Tunisia to go this week.”