Tunisia: Suspected Islamist stabs two police near Tunis parliament

A suspected radical Islamist who stabbed two policemen with a knife near the Tunisian parliament building was arrested on Wednesday. According to the Interior Ministry, the attacker was known to authorities and said after the aggression that he viewed the police as “tyrants.” One of the policemen was wounded in the neck and treated in hospital, while the other received light wounds, the... Еще statement added. A large number of police were deployed to the scene of the attack in Bardo square. Bloodstains can be seen on the ground in footage. The square is opposite the parliament building and very near the Bardo museum, the site of a terrorist attack that killed 21 people — mostly tourists — in March 2015. Tunisia was shaken by two other attacks that year, one against beach-going tourists in Sousse and the other targeting presidential guards in Tunis. Since then, security has been increased in key sites while authorities have clamped down on militants, breaking up several cells.

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