Islamic State claims Tunis blast


Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast in the Tunisian capital this week, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said.

A wanted militant wearing an explosives belt blew himself up in Tunis on Tuesday after being surrounded by police, government said, with no other casualties.

It was the third incident in a week and a few months ahead of an election and at the peak of tourist season with Tunisia hoping for a record number of visitors.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in Tunis on June 27, killing a police officer and wounding several people. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for both attacks.