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04 juill. 2019 | 15h22 UTC

Tunisia: Islamic State claims responsibility for July 2 suicide bombing in Tunis /update 2

Tunisia Alerte de sécurité

The Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for July 2 suicide bombing in Tunis; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/7/2019, 12h00 until 6/7/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunis

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Event

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that occurred in in the Intilaka area of Tunis on Tuesday, July 2. A wanted IS militant reportedly triggered a suicide bomb after being surrounded and shot at by the police, following a long chase. No casualties were reported. Meanwhile, the government indicated that the militant was behind the attacks that occurred in Tunis on Thursday, June 27, and that several suspects linked to the attacks were arrested. Authorities added that the suspects were planning further attacks against police facilities in the capital.

Further such attacks are possible in the near term. 

Context

Two suicide bombings were reported in Tunis on June 27. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which one police officer was killed and eight others were wounded.

Advice

Individuals in Tunis are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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