Tunis

  1. Tunisia deploys soldiers after clashes

    BBC World Service

    The Tunisian army has been deployed in the northern city of Sbeitla following clashes between police and protestors.

    The violence erupted after the authorities bulldozed an illegally-built cigarette kiosk and killed its owner, who was sleeping inside.

    Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has sacked the provincial governor in an effort to defuse the anger in the local community.

  2. Suicide bomber blows himself up in Tunisia capital

    Security forces take security measures after a terrorist blew himself in Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of the Tunisian capital
    Image caption: Security forces take security measures after a terrorist blew himself in Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of the Tunisian capital

    An explosion rocked Tunisia's capital, Tunis, on Tuesday night after a wanted man being pursued by police blew himself up.

    The authorities say no-one else was hurt in the blast.

    The man reported to be in his 20s had been on a counter-terrorism wanted list.

    Last week there were two suicide bomb attacks in Tunis, targeting police and security forces. At least one officer was killed and several people were injured.

    A witness in the Al-intilaka neighbourhood, west of Tunis, said Tuesday night's incident startled residents who were watching the national team play Mauritania in the African Cup of Nations.

    Quote Message: We were at a cafe watching the Tunisian match when we heard a large explosion, but I want to say that despite what happened, our people are strong and terrorism has no place here. I hope this is a crisis that will go away and what is important is that we continue about our lives and it`s only a matter of time and all of this will end."
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    Video caption: Angry protests after 12 babies die in Tunisia hospital

    Crowds gather at the Rabta hospital, as a bereaved father says officials must be held accountable.