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Bomb Strikes Tunisia Presidential Guard, Killing at Least 12

  • Another 17 injured in attack in center of capital Tunis
  • Suicide bomber thought to have boarded guards' bus: official
Ambulances are seen after an explosion in Tunis. Photographer: Yassine Gaidi /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Ambulances are seen after an explosion in Tunis. Photographer: Yassine Gaidi /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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At least 12 people were killed when a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guards was struck by a bomb in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

Another 17 people were injured, said an official who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. The attack, on Avenue Mohamed V in central Tunis, is thought to have been carried out by a suicide bomber who managed to board the bus and detonate his explosives, according to a security official who also asked not to be identified.