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06 Mar 2020 | 04:54 AM UTC

Tunisia: Reports of suicide attack near US Embassy in Tunis March 6

Media reports of a suicide attack near the US Embassy in Tunis on March 6; avoid the area

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Event

Media sources have reported a suicide attack in Tunis near the US Embassy in the late morning (local time) on Friday, March 6. The US Embassy is located near the Les Berges Du Lac II neighborhood. There were no immediate reports of casualties or injuries, though details are emerging.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Tunis are advised to avoid the area, expect a heightened security presence, disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.