A policeman was killed and 5 people were wounded in a suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunis

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ATLANTA, USA (CNN) – A Tunisian policeman was killed and 4 others were wounded, as well as one civilian, on Friday, after two “terrorists” blew themselves up near a security patrol in the vicinity of the US embassy in Tunis.

The statement added that all security units in the region are on high alert.

Suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunis

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. ”

A suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunisia

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.”

A suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunis
A suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunis
A suicide bombing near the American embassy in Tunisia

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