A blast rang out Tuesday in the afternoon in the center of Tunis. An explosion occurred in a bus of presidential security, according to the Tunisian state television. The accident occurred Mohammed V Avenue near the former headquarters of the Constitutional Democratic Rally (RCD), the party of former President Ben Ali, and not far from the Interior Ministry.
Avenue, one of the main streets of Tunis, was cordoned off while the operation was conducted at rush hour, and many police vans and Ambulances arrived at the scene, said a journalist World . Around 20 hours, the Tunisian government has decreed, until further notice, the state of emergency and a curfew will be applied in Greater Tunis.
Tunisian Interior Ministry confirms that there are “dead and wounded among the agents” in the explosion on board the vehicle. There are at least 12 dead and 17 wounded among the men of the presidential guard, according to the spokesman of the presidency, Moez Sinaoui, giving a new toll.
“The explosion is a terrorist act. There are 12 martyrs and 17 wounded, “Walid told AFP Louguini, spokesman of the Interior Ministry.
” Most agents who were in the bus died, “said a security source there. The Interior Ministry was not able to specify how many people were aboard the vehicle.
Tunisian President immediately confirmed that it was an “attack “. The adviser to the Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia, Firas Guefrech, tells him about “war scene” and provides that “this is the Republic that is referred.” It adds to the social network that “no picture is publishable.”
Following the attacks of Paris, the Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi, s’ had traveled to France to support the country. He condemned the “barbaric acts”. Significant support while Tunisia is facing a wave of deadly attacks, first in Bardo Museum in March, and then in a hotel in the resort of Port el Kantaoui in June
Quickly, France has reacted to this attack. Francois Hollande condemned “with the utmost firmness” the “cowardly” attack. Manuel Valls called to “support this democracy that faces many challenges” including terrorists, he called “enemies of democracy”.