Tunis

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Tunisia capital

Security forces take security measures after a terrorist blew himself in Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of the Tunisian capital
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Security forces take security measures after a terrorist blew himself in Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of the Tunisian capital

An explosion rocked Tunisia's capital, Tunis, on Tuesday night after a wanted man being pursued by police blew himself up.

The authorities say no-one else was hurt in the blast.

The man reported to be in his 20s had been on a counter-terrorism wanted list.

Last week there were two suicide bomb attacks in Tunis, targeting police and security forces. At least one officer was killed and several people were injured.

A witness in the Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of Tunis, said Tuesday night's incident startled residents who were watching the national team play Mauritania in the African Cup of Nations.

We were at a cafe watching the Tunisian match when we heard a large explosion, but I want to say that despite what happened, our people are strong and terrorism has no place here. I hope this is a crisis that will go away and what is important is that we continue about our lives and it`s only a matter of time and all of this will end."

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