A suspected Islamic extremist stabbed two police officers Wednesday near Tunisia’s Parliament headquarters in an unusually bold attack that rattled the capital.
Plus: See below How Tunisian Security Forces Responsed to the incident.
The attacker, a 25-year-old known to authorities for radicalism, was quickly arrested, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Tunisian Security Forces Response
Security reinforcements were rushed to the site in a western suburb of Tunis and cordoned off the area. The stabbing occurred near the country’s leading museum, the Bardo — itself the target of one of Tunisia’s deadliest attacks when two extremists trained in Libya gunned down tourists in 2015.
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