Published: 2018-10-29 16:12
Last Updated: 2018-10-29 16:21
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.
#Tunis #Tunisia female suicide bomber at the Habib Bourguiba, on of the most busy streets of the capital, one police officer dead on the spot several wounded, area secured by the police while ambulances keeps rushing in. Sources and photo is mash-up from Twitter pic.twitter.com/FHzVHqcZ4O— Karim Benabdallah (@karim2k) October 29, 2018
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.
#BREAKING: First scenes from Habib Bourguiba avenue in the #Tunisia|n capital following a woman blowing up herself near police officers on Monday afternoon, injuring at least nine people pic.twitter.com/t2VFzSNriD— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) October 29, 2018