EU condemns terror attack in Tunis

The EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn condemned the terrorist attack in Tunis,  committed by a woman (29) suicide bomber; who blew herself up near police vehicles in the center of the Tunisian capital, killing one policeman and injuring nine pedestrians.

The attack followed  a chain of terrorist acts since June 2015, when 38 people were killed in a shooting rampage at the coastal resort of Sousse  targeting tourists, while an attack the same year on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis left 22 people dead.

The terror attacks targeted Tunisia’s crucial tourism sector, which at times reached seven percent of gross domestic product.

The country has been under a state of emergency since November 2015, when an IS-claimed suicide bombing in Tunis killed 12 presidential guards.

The state of emergency was extended earlier this month until November 6, amid a tense political climate ahead of legislative and presidential elections planned for next year.

 

 

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