Suicide bomb attack near U.S. embassy in Tunis

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Two suicide bombers, driving a scooter, blew themselves up on Friday near the U.S. embassy in Tunis, said a statement by the Tunisian Interior Ministry.

“The terrorists blew themselves up near a fixed security patrol near the U.S. embassy,” said the ministry, adding that five police officers and one civilian were injured.

“The police officers suffered injuries of different severity, while the civilian was slightly injured,” said the statement.

“All the security units remain in a state of maximum vigilance and the public will be informed of any development,” said the ministry.

According to witnesses on the spot, the American school near the embassy was closed while security units were deployed at the headquarters of the embassy.