Two suicide bombers on a motorbike have blown themselves up next to the US Embassy in the Tunisian capital Tunis, the country's Interior Ministry reported. The blast occurred near the embassy's main gate, killing a police officer and injuring five security forces members. Another person sustained minor injuries.
A state of emergency has been in place in Tunisia since 2015 following a string of terror attacks on tourists and elite presidential guards.
The measure has been maintained in order to reassure tourists, who account for a sizable share of the Mediterranean nation’s revenues. The number of holidaymakers has rebounded in recent years.