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29 Oct 2018 | 01:45 PM UTC

Tunisia: Bombing in Tunis October 29

Tunisia News Alert

Bombing in central Tunis (Habib Bourguiba Avenue near the El Hana hotel) on October 29 leaves at least two injured; further details emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunis

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Event

An explosion, ostensibly a suicide bombing, was perpetrated on the afternoon of Monday, October 29 (local time), in central Tunis, on Habib Bourguiba Avenue near the El Hana hotel. At least two people have been injured and the attacker reportedly died in the explosion. Further details are emerging.

The explosion took place minutes after the end of a protest for Aymen Othmani, a 19-year old killed in a police raid in Sidi Hassine Sijoumi on October 24. Clashes had erupted between protesters and police during previous demonstrations.  

Advice

Individuals in Tunis are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

 

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