Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said, ONA reports quoting Reuters.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday evening.
The attacks came months before an election and at the peak of a tourist season in which Tunisia is hoping for a record number of visitors.
The first suicide bomber targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis. One police officer was killed and at least one other as well as three civilians were wounded, the Interior Ministry said.