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Twin Suicide Attacks in Tunis, President Hospitalized

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Tunisia suffered two suicide blasts in the capital of Tunis on Thursday. A police station was targeted in the first attack. One police officer was killed, and several other people were wounded.

According to an AFP report, body parts could be found cast about on the road around the police car.

The second attacker blew himself up moments later at a national guard base in the al-Qarjani district, the Ministry of Interior confirmed said. Four security personnel were wounded in that attack.

Meanwhile, 92-year old President Beji Caid Essebsi was taken to a hospital on Thursday to treat a severe health crisis and was reported in critical condition. By Friday morning, a presidential adviser said that his condition was improving. Reports also had it that he phoned the prime minister Friday to discuss the bombings that took place the previous day.