Egypt, Arab League con­demn Tu­nisia ter­ror­ist at­tack

Bomb­ing took place in Habib Bour­guiba Av­enue, key meet­ing point for protesters dur­ing Arab Spring

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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

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