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Explosion near US Embassy against Tunisia wounds 5 police officers

Tunisian websites are reporting that people on a bike set off a burst close to the U.S. Embassy from the Tunisian capital, Tunis.

The personal Radio Mosaique stated it was a suicide strike and reported that the five police officers were injured in the explosion Friday. This report couldn’t be immediately verified.

The typically reliable channel stated both approached the police patrol like to seek out advice before putting an explosive device.

Police recorded off the area around the explosion site, which has been littered with debris.

Islamic extremists have targeted Tunisia in the last several decades, killing dozens of people.