Tunisia suicide bombing

This item appears on page 19 of the December 2018 issue.

A woman detonated a suicide bomb on a main street in the center of Tunis, Tunisia, on Oct. 29, injuring nine people in what is being called an act of terrorism. Authorities believe she was targeting police, eight of whom were among the injured. At press time, no group had taken responsibility for the attack, and the woman was unknown to authorities.

It was the first act of terrorism in Tunisia since June 2015, when a gunman opened fire on a crowded Tunis beach.