#Tunis: explosion next to US Embassy

A suicide bomber acts in Tunisian capital Tunis. The attack took place opposite the U.S. embassy.

DEVELOPING STORY:

12:50 AMENDED “The British Embassy in Tunis is urgently seeking further information following reports of a suicide bombing near the US Embassy #Tunis. If you’re in the area, remain vigilant and follow advice of local security authorities” the issued alert reads.

Pictures of aftermath of the suicide bombing circulate in socical media:

Media reports two dead and five injured, but at the moment it is not clear if the assailant’s death is also included.

13:30 AMENDED: “Emergency personnel are responding to an explosion that occurred near the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates” US Embassy in Tunis wrote on Twiter.

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