July 19, 2019
Africa

Tunis suicide bombing injures 2 people – state TV

The first blast occurred in central Tunis when a bomber targeted a police patrol on the city's main thoroughfare, Charles De Gaulle Avenue, according to an Interior Ministry statement.A police officer was killed in the bombing, state-run TAP news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying.It also injured three civilians and several security personnel, who received "received varying degrees of injuries," the ministry said. Ten minutes later, a police station in the city was hit by a second bomber. "One person blew themselves up behind the back door of the police department in El Gorjani neighbourhood," the statement said.At least four security personnel were injured in the El Gorjani bombing — two of them seriously, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofien Zaak.It is unclear at this stage who was responsible for the attacks. An employee at the nearby French Embassy told CNN he saw a police car that appeared to have been damaged by the first blast but gave no further details on the origin of the explosion. He added that he did not see asny injured people.The first bombing was at 10:50 a.m. local time (5:50 a.m. ET) and the second was at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET).Tunisian police work at the site of one of  Thursday's attacks.Police have since cordoned off the locations, Reuters reported. The attack came a day after the fourth anniversary of the Sousse attack, in Read More – Source

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