Suicide attacks targeting police rock Tunis

One of the attackers detonated explosives near the French embassy.
Thursday 27/06/2019
Police officers are seen at the site of an explosion in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, June 27, 2019. (Reuters)
Police officers are seen at the site of an explosion in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, June 27, 2019. (Reuters)

A suicide bomber targeting a police patrol has struck a busy commercial street in central Tunis, injuring at least five people including two police officers.

Tunisia's interior ministry says the attacker detonated explosives near the French embassy, a very busy and symbolic part of town, shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.

There were reports of a second terrorist attack against security agency barracks in Tunis.

Tunisia has been struck by terror attacks in the past. But no major incidents were reported since 2015.

In October, a female suicide bomber struck the city centre, killing only herself.

Details are still sketchy about the circumstances of the incidents and the casualties they caused.

(News agencies)