Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia bombing


Days after the spectacular terror attacks, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a busload of presidential guards in Tunisia’s capital on November 25. This is the latest attack in the North African country plagued by terror attacks.

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi and other members of the National Security Council met to discuss more crisis measures, after imposing a nationwide state of emergency following the blast. The IS militants are said to have boarded the bus wearing an explosives belt only a few hundred metres from the Interior Ministry as it picked up guards on their way to work. Twelve of them were killed and 20 other people wounded, including four civilians, according to the Health Ministry.

In a statement shared on  social media, the IS said that 20 people had died. In a message on social media it said a suicide bomber carried out Tuesday’s attack, which killed 13 people.

A backpack or belt containing 10kg (22lb) of military explosives was used, Tunisia’s interior ministry claimed.  The IS has already claimed responsibility for two high-profile attacks on the country this year. The international community has condemned the latest attack strongly. 

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