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At least nine people have been injured in a suicide bomb blast that struck the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, according to the interior ministry.

A woman blew herself up on Monday afternoon, according to witnesses, near Le Palmarium shopping mall on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue, which has a regular security presence due to the proximity of government buildings.

According to Radio Mosaique FM, the injured included eight security officers and one civilian. The bomber used a hand-made grenade containing small quantities of explosives, the radio report said.

The pictures published on the radio’s social media platforms showed a veiled woman who appeared to be dead wearing dark trousers, pink top and a dark short jacket with serious injuries on her left hip and the stomach lying on the ground in a cordoned off area.


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Al Jazeera and news agencies

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