Second explosion hits Tunis in bomb attack

Police officers at the site of the explosion in downtown Tunis. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters
Police officers at the site of the explosion in downtown Tunis. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

A second explosion on Thursday erupted near the barracks of the judicial police brigade of El Gorjani in the capital Tunis a few minutes after a suicide bomb attack on a police vehicle parked on Habib Bourguiba Street, an on-site witness informed Xinhua.

According to preliminary evidence, a young man attempted to commit suicide bombing inside the barracks, and was arrested by the police officers.

He then blew himself up in a parking lot near the barracks.