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Tunisian president hurried to the hospital the same day as two suicide bombers



President Beji Caid Essebsi was "seriously ill and taken to Tunis Military Hospital," the Tunisian presidency said in a post on Facebook on Thursday.

The announcement came that the police secured the location of two suicide bombers targeted security forces in Tunis, where at least one person was killed and several others injured.

The first explosion occurred in the center of Tunis, when a bomber, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry, aimed at a police patrol on the city's main street, Charles De Gaulle Avenue. The TAP quoted the Home Office as follows:

It also injured three civilians and several security personnel who were "severely injured," said the ministry.

  It is unclear who was responsible for the attacks in Tunis.

Ten minutes later, a police station in the city was hit by a second bomber.

"One person blew himself up behind the back door of the police station in El Gorjani," reads the statement to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofien Zaak.

It is unclear at this time who was responsible for the attacks.

An employee at the nearby French embassy told CNN that he had seen a police car that had apparently been damaged in the first explosion, but gave no further details on the origin of the explosion. He added that he saw no injured persons.

The first bombing took place at 10:50 am local time (5:50 am ET) and the second at 11 am local time (6 pm ET).

  Tunisian police work on the site of one of Thursday's attacks.

Since then, the police cordoned off the places, Reuters reported.

The attack occurred one day after the fourth anniversary of the Sousse attack, in which a gunman rioted in a Tunisian seaside resort and killed 38 people. ISIS took responsibility for this attack.

Tunisia has been in a state of emergency since the terrorist attacks this year.

Last year, a 30-year-old woman was blown up by a police patrol in Tunis and injured at least nine people.

Tara John of CNN wrote from London. Hamdi Alkhshali reported from Atlanta.


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