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    Earlier it was reported that only one suicide bomber had detonated an explosive device next to the US Embassy in Tunisia’s capital Tunis. Law enforcement officers were quoted by AFP as saying that they had prevented the assailant's attempt to enter the embassy.

    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.

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