A suicide bomber blew herself up on a busy Tunis avenue on Monday afternoon, killing herself and wounding many others.
The 30-year-old woman set off the blast just before 2pm in the Tunisian capital’s popular Habib Bourguiba avenue, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag.
Eight police officers were among the injured, and one civilian. Apart from the bomber, there have been no further reported deaths.
Habib Bourguiba avenue is considered the cultural, political and economic heart of Tunis and is sometimes called Tunisia’s Champs Elysees.