The statement added that all security units in the region are on high alert.
The Tunisian Ministry of the Interior announced that two people it described as “terrorists” carried out a suicide attack targeting security forces near the US embassy in Tunis, and they were killed during the operation, in addition to killing a policeman while 5 others were wounded.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement, quoted by the official Tunisian News Agency, “The Ministry of the Interior is informed of the departure of Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00 am (10:00 GMT), by targeting a security patrol stationed in Beheira 2 area, on the street opposite the American embassy.” By blowing themselves up. ”
The Interior Ministry said that “First Lieutenant Tawfiq Muhammad Al-Misawi was martyred” in the operation in which the two perpetrators who blew themselves up were killed.
And the American embassy in Tunis tweeted on its Twitter account, Friday, “The emergency teams are responding to the explosion that took place a short time ago near the American embassy. Please do not be in the area, monitor the media and follow the security instructions.”