A woman blew herself up in the centre of the Tunisian capital on Monday (Oct 29), wounding 15 people, including 10 police officers, in an explosion that breaks a period of calm after dozens died in militant attacks three years ago.
Witnesses said the blast happened on Tunis’s central Habib Bourguiba avenue.
Hundreds of police cordoned off an area near the landmark Municipal Theater and the French embassy, while ambulances evacuated the wounded.
Describing the blast as a “terrorist explosion”, the ministry said the woman had had no previous known militant background.
Eight of those hurt in the explosion on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, which runs through the middle of the city, were police officers.
No deaths have been reported.
Nine people were injured when a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says.
No group has said it is behind the attack.
The attack comes at a time when the country’s vital tourism industry is starting to show signs of recovery, more than three years after two deadly terror attacks decimated visitor numbers.
The first, an attack on the capital’s Bardo Museum in March 2015, left 22 people dead. Just a few months later, in June, another 38 people were killed in a resort in Sousse.