- Mar 26, 2010
More at:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/24/explosion-on-tunisian-military-busAt least 12 people have died in Tunis after a bus carrying presidential guards was hit by an explosion, an interior ministry spokesman said.
The bomb exploded shortly before 5pm on avenue Mohamed V, near an illuminated clock tower named 7 November, a city landmark.
One eyewitness said the target was parked on the street close to avenue Habib Bourguiba, where the heavily guarded interior ministry and French embassy are based.
The interior ministry said 16 people were wounded.
The area was cordoned off by police and emergency vehicles. The bombing, the first in the Tunisian capital this year, comes as the country is on high alert against attacks by Islamic State.