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Twin Suicide Bombings Hit Tunisia as Terror Threat Reemerges

  • At least one dead and others wounded in central Tunis attacks
  • Tunisia has struggled to revive economy after 2011 uprising
Security personnel gather at the site of an attack in Tunis on June 27.

Security personnel gather at the site of an attack in Tunis on June 27.

Photographer: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

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Twin suicide bombers struck the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing at least one security officer in attacks that rekindled fears of fresh unrest in the North African nation.

The first blast occurred near the French Embassy on Tunis’ Charles de Gaulle Street, while another shortly afterward struck near a building housing anti-terror police, the state-run TAP news agency reported. One person died and eight people were injured, Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag said.