A policeman was reported death on Friday when to suicide bombers blew themselves near a security post at the US embassy in Tunisia, reported interior ministry of Tunisia. The bombings targeting the capital, Tunis injured four other policemen and a civilian. No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sufyan al-Sulaiti, a spokesman for the anti-terror judicial branch confirmed that large amount of explosives was used by the perpetrators who used a motorcycle to carry the attack.
The State Department in their statement confirmed one locally employed staff was injured but no Americans were reported to have been injured.
“We are outraged by this attack and saddened to hear of reports of one fatality from Tunisia’s security services,” the spokesperson said. “We compliment the Tunisian security forces on their quick and effective response to the incident.”
The statement added that the State Department is working in coordination with local authorities to investigate and none has claimed responsibility for the attack.
US Ambassador to Tunis, Donald Blome in his tweet recorded: “We reaffirm our commitment to our longstanding friendship with Tunisia and our alliance with them against the scourge of terrorism.”
Tunisian Premier Qais Saeed visited to check on those injured in the incident at the Internal Security Forces Hospital according to state media.
The United States embassy earlier tweeted confirming an explosion in the area, noting: “Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates.”
The Arab Spring that unfolded in West-African country couldn’t be translated into a peaceful democratic transition and instead been subject to consistent violence and social unrest. Tunisians have suffered big terror attacks since the Arab Spring including the 2015-gun attack that took 38 lives in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination. But most of attacks have been low-profile targeting people and ordinary people resulting in chaos and anarchy. A significant number of Tunisian youth in the past had joined the terror organizations most notably al Qaeda and ISIA as the country failed to contain the extremism after Tunisian revolution.