Egypt, Arab League condemn Tunisia terrorist attack
Bombing took place in Habib Bourguiba Avenue, key meeting point for protesters during Arab Spring
Egypt and the Arab League condemned on Monday the attack that targeted a police patrol unit in the Tunisian capital of Tunis, leaving several wounded in the offensive.
The bombing took place in the Habib Bourguiba Avenue, which was also a key meeting point for protesters during the Arab Spring.
A 30-year-old woman blew herself up near a police patrol unit, according to the interior ministry. Nine people were injured, including eight police officers, said interior ministry spokesperson Sofiene Zaag.
According to Tunisian media, the suspect was not on Tunisian authorities’ radar prior to the attack, and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Over the past decade, Tunisia has been targeted by terrorist attacks resulting in the deaths of dozens of people.
Egypt wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Egypt has repeatedly called for uniting international efforts to combat the terrorism phenomenon and draining its sources of support.
Tunisia has been rocked by several terrorist attacks in recent years. In March 2015,22 people were killed when gunmen launched an attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Three months later, 38 people were killed in a shooting rampage on a beach in the coastal resort of Sousse.
In November of that year, a suicide bomber killed 12 presidential guards in an attack claimed by the ‘Islamic State’ militant group. While Tunisia has not been targeted by similar attacks since 2015, the North African country remains wary of militants, especially those hiding in neighbouring Libya.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack