The second explosion left five police officers seriously injured, according to the Tunisian Interior Ministry.
Rabat – An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday 27, in Tunis. The incident took place at the intersection between Général de Gaulle Avenue and Bourguiba Avenue.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that “an individual detonated themselves on Thursday morning at about 10h50 am near a police patrol in Général de Gaulle Avenue in the capital.”
Five people, including 2 policemen, were injured in the suicide bombing, targeting a police vehicle in Tunis city center, according to the ministry.
The location of the explosion is known to be a tourist-friendly zone and only a few kilometers away from the French embassy.
The police car was damaged, it is believed that the police station was the target.
Allegedly, a second explosion followed minutes after in front of the rear door of the Criminal Police Department in Al-Karajani in Tunis.
The Interior Ministry also reported that this explosion took place at 11 am and resulted in four serious injuries within the police force.