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Twin suicide attacks target police in Tunis, 1 dead, 8 injured

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Twin suicide attacks target police in Tunis, 1 dead, 8 injured

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

Aljazeera reported that one attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district near the French embassy shortly before 11a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol.

One of the officers died from his injuries, and another was injured along with three bystanders.

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Nearby at the same time, a second bomber struck at an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade 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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