Woman blows herself up in centre of Tunisian capital

MENA

Published: 2018-10-29 16:12

Last Updated: 2018-10-29 16:21


Police cordoned off the area until further notice. (Twitter)
Police cordoned off the area until further notice. (Twitter)
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A woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, on Monday, October 29, the BBC reported, citing Tunisian state radio.

The explosion took place on the Habib Bourguiba avenue, the central thoroughfare of Tunis, and the historical political and economic heart of Tunisia, Reuters reported.

Police have cordoned off the area until further notice.

No fatalities have yet been reported, but nine people, eight of whom are believed to be police officers, were injured in the blast, the Tunisian interior ministry said.

Mohammad Ekbal Bin Rajib, an eyewitness, told Reuters: “I was in front of the theatre and heard a huge explosion and saw people fleeing.”

Below are the first scenes from Habib Bourguiba avenue, courtesy of Al Arabiya.