Suicide Bombers Detonate Explosive Devices

Mar 7, 2020

At approximately 1100 local time (1000 UTC) on 6 March 2020, two suicide bombers on a motorcycle detonated explosive devices targeting a security patrol outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, located in the upscale Les Berges du Lac neighborhood. The explosions killed both attackers and one Tunisian police officer. Four other police officers and one local civilian were also wounded in the attack. Tunisian security forces have secured the scene and are investigating the attack; the Interior Ministry has placed security forces on a state of maximum alert. Thus far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Travelers and expatriates in Tunis should avoid the area and heed the directions of local authorities.

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