Woman blows herself up in central Tunis, injuries reported

BLAST A woman has blown herself up in Tunisia today

BLAST A woman has blown herself up in Tunisia today

The 30-year-old woman detonated a suicide vest blew next to a police van and near a hotel and shopping centre in the capital Tunis.

An AP reporter at the scene saw many ambulances arriving to take the wounded to hospitals.

Reports say that the large explosion was heard at the Habib Bourguiba area which is one of the busy streets in the Tunisia capital Tunis.

A state of emergency has been in effect for Tunisia since a spate of terror attacks rocked the country in 2015.

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In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that the suicide bomber, who was not previously known to authorities, blew herself up near a police patrol. Local media said the woman, named Mouna, had a university degree in English and was from the coastal governorate of Mahdia.

At least 9 security officers including a civilian have been injured in the attack.

In June 2015, 38 people were killed in a shooting rampage at the coastal resort of Sousse which targeted tourists, while an attack in March that year on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis left 22 people dead, majority tourists. The following year, militants tried to capture the town of Ben Guerdane near the Libyan border.

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