Two militants on a motorbike blew themselves up outside the US embassy in Tunisia on Friday, wounding several police officers, in the country's most serious attack in months.
Tunisia's Interior Ministry said two militants were killed carrying out the attack, and five police officers were injured.
Radio Mosaique, a local radio station, said the assailants approached the police patrol as if to seek information before setting off an explosive device.
Sirens could be heard on the major highway linking the Berges du Lac district, where the embassy is located, with central Tunis and suburbs in the north. The US embassy in a tweet urged people to avoid the area.
FRANCE 24’s correspondent Fadil Aliriza reported a heavy security presence at the scene and what appeared to be body parts on the ground.