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Twin suicide attacks rock Tunisia capital, killing police officer and injuring 8

Twin suicide attacks targeting security forces struck Tunisia’s capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.

One attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district near the French Embassy shortly before 11 a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol. One of the officers died from his injuries, and another was injured along with three bystanders, authorities said.

At nearly the same time, a second bomber struck at an entrance to an anti-terrorism brigade facility on the outskirts of the city. Four officers were hospitalized with injuries.

Tunisia has been struck repeatedly by terror attacks. In October, a female suicide bomber struck the city center, killing only herself.


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