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Intel: Suicide bombing strikes near US Embassy in Tunisia

Two suicide bombers on a motorcycle blow themselves up near the US Embassy in Tunis, killing a police officer.
Police officers are pictured at the site of a suicide attack near the U.S. embassy in Tunis, Tunisia March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi - RC2FEF9ZC9G8

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up near the heavily fortified US Embassy in Tunis today, killing one police lieutenant. Four others and a civilian woman were wounded in the attack. The men approached the embassy in Tunis’ posh Berges du Lac II district at around 11 a.m. local time and detonated explosives, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Witnesses said the men were on a motorcycle.

No group has claimed responsibility. Tunisia has been targeted by al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked terrorists since the country’s 2011 Jasmine Revolution that ushered in what most agree is the most successful — albeit imperfect — democracy in the string of Arab Spring uprisings.

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