IS Group Claims Responsibility for Tunis Blast

World | November 25, 2015, Wednesday // 19:00|  views

Tunisian forensic police inspect the wreckage of a bus in the aftermath of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisia`s presidential guard in Tunis,Tunisia 25 November 2015. EPA/BGNES

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s suicide bombing of a bus carrying members of the Tunisian presidential guard.

The Islamist militants have released a statement via the social media accounts on Wednesday, newswires reported.

The statement was accompanied by a photograph purportedly showing the suicide bomber dressed in white and wearing an explosives vest. He was named as Abu Abdullah at-Tunisi.

The jihadist group claimed that 20 people had been killed in the attack.

An earlier official death toll put the number of the victims at at 12, while CNN quoted an official in the Prime Minister's office as saying that 15 people had been killed in the blast.


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