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Suicide attack near US embassy in Tunis kills one
Suicide attackers strike outside US embassy in Tunisian capital, killing police officer and wounding six other people.
Suicide attackers struck outside the US embassy in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Friday, killing a police officer and wounding six other people, AFP reports.
The latest attack came despite a state of emergency imposed in the North African nation in 2015 following a string of bloody assaults claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group.
The noon explosion rocked the Berges du Lac district hosting the highly fortified embassy, causing panic among pedestrians and motorists.
“Two individuals targeted a security patrol… in the street leading to the American embassy,” the interior ministry said in a statement.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Police at the scene said the assailants drove to the area on a motorcycle and detonated their explosive devices as they were approached by officers at a roundabout near the embassy.