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A suspected terrorist killed herself and her child with an explosives belt in the mountains of central Tunisia, according to the interior ministry on Friday.
It said the child she was carrying died on the spot and another small girl was wounded as the woman detonated the belt in the remote Mount Selloum area of Kasserine near the Algerian border.
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The area of the explosion is a popular hideout for terrorists. The woman’s husband also died in the operation.
Tunisia faced several terrorist attacks after its 2011 revolution, with dozens of security personnel, civilians and foreign tourists killed.
It has kept in place a state of emergency, renewed twice-yearly, since a deadly 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus.
The ministry said the woman returned to Tunisia from Syria via Turkey on Jan. 10 after spending a year of training in Syria, where she planned the attack.
The parliamentary race is expected to be fought closely by the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, the more secular Tahya Tounes party of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, and the Nidaa Tounes party led by Hafedh Caid Essebsi, the president’s son.
The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The UAE has condemned the series of suicide and terror explosions that targeted a security patrol and police station in the heart of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis, on Thursday.
The police said the woman took off some of her clothes and walked up and down the aisle in a partially naked state.
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The Ministry of Interior has warned the public against responding to suspicious phone calls and messages that they receive from people claiming to update the user’s personal data in the Ministry of Interior’s system and requesting to provide them with the information in a text message (OTP).
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