Female Suicide Bomber Injure Nine in Central Tunis
A woman blew herself up in the centre of the Tunisian capital Tunis on Monday, 29/10/2018, injuring nine people in what has been described as a terrorist explosion. In 2015, 21 people were killed during a hostage siege at the Tunisian national museum, the Bardo in Tunis, and a gunman killed 38 people on a resort beach.
There have been no attacks on that scale since then, but the economy has remained unstable and the authorities worry about militants who shelter in neighbouring country, Libya. Tunisia is one of the few Arab democracies, and the only country to throw off a long-serving autocrat during the Arab Spring popular revolts of 2011 without triggering large scale unrest or civil war.