Two militants on a motorbike blew themselves up outside the US embassy in Tunisia on Friday, wounding several police officers, in the country's most serious attack in months.
Tunisia's Interior Ministry said two militants were killed carrying out the attack, and five police officers were injured.
Radio Mosaique, a local radio station, said the assailants approached the police patrol as if to seek information before setting off an explosive device.
Sirens could be heard on the major highway linking the Berges du Lac district, where the embassy is located, with central Tunis and suburbs in the north. The US embassy in a tweet urged people to avoid the area.
FRANCE 24s correspondent Fadil Aliriza reported a heavy security presence at the scene and what appeared to be body parts on the ground.
Emergency personnel are responding to an explosion that occurred near the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates.
— U.S. Embassy Tunis (@usembassytunis) March 6, 2020
Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people.
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