Reports out of Tunis this evening say some 22 members of the Tunisian military are dead and another 16 severely wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a busload of presidential guards. The Interior Ministry reported that most of those on the bus were casualties.
President Essebsi has announced a 30-day state of emergency in response to the blast, and has placed Tunis under a state of curfew. So far there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, though Tunisia has no shortage of jihadist factions.
Locals were shocked not only by the scale of the explosion, but also it’s location, on a major commercial street within walking distance of several important government ministries. Security in the area has been repeatedly tightened, but evidently to no avail.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Trump's Pentagon to Spend Nearly $500 Million on Gitmo Construction - August 21st, 2017
- US Navy Halts Fleet Operations After Latest Collision - August 21st, 2017
- Russia Says 200 ISIS Fighters Killed in a Single Syria Airstrike - August 21st, 2017
- Trump Officials Trying to Finalize Legal Language to Expand Gitmo's Use - August 20th, 2017
- White House Continues to Talk Up 'Preventative War' Against North Korea - August 20th, 2017