5 individuals have been arrested in Tunisia over a double suicide assault that killed a police officer close to the US embassy in Tunis final week, the prosecution mentioned Tuesday.
Two suicide bombers struck outdoors the embassy on Friday, wounding six different individuals and once more shaking a metropolis repeatedly hit by jihadist violence.
The 5 detainees have been arrested on Saturday and are being held at a police station within the capital’s El Gorjani district specialising in anti-terrorism investigations, spokesman Sofiene Sliti instructed AFP.
Tunisian media have reported that the 2 suicide bombers have been males from Tunis who had served their sentences after being discovered responsible on terror costs in 2014.
The assault on Friday at noon rocked the Berges du Lac district internet hosting the extremely fortified embassy, inflicting panic amongst pedestrians and motorists.
A video shared in a while social media exhibits two males in sports activities garments and with caps on their heads using a scooter as much as a police van then pausing for a couple of seconds earlier than an explosion.
There was no quick declare of accountability for the assault and authorities haven’t introduced every other advances of their investigations.
Tunisia has been hit by a number of jihadist assaults because the 2011 rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A string of lethal assaults in 2015 killed dozens of international vacationers and safety personnel.
An assault that 12 months that killed 12 presidential guards prompted authorities to announce a state of emergency that has remained in place ever since.