IS claims Tunisia bus blast

The blast happened near former president Ben Ali's party's headquarters

The blast happened near former president Ben Ali’s party’s headquarters

The Islamic State (IS) claimed yesterday to be behind the deadly bombing of a presidential guard bus in the Tunisian capital in a statement on social media accounts.

The bombing in downtown Tunis on Tuesday has left at least 11 people killed and another 14 wounded.

Spokesman of the Interior Ministry Walid Wkini confirmed that 11 security guards working for the presidency were killed.

The explosion came 10 days after Tunisian authorities deployed more security forces and increased security level in the capital.

Tunisia has been plagued by Islamist violence after the ouster of former President Ben Ali in the 2011 uprisings.

Early this year, the Islamic State (IS) carried out two attacks targeting foreigners, hitting hard the country’s tourism industry.


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