ISIL claims Tunisia presidential guard attack

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Members of the Republican Guard stand at attention during a funeral ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia, to honor their fellow soldiers killed in Tuesday’s bomb blast on a bus, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Tunisian authorities said Wednesday they have discovered a 13th body in the bus attacked in central Tunis. The body is believed to be the “terrorist who caused the explosion,” the Interior Ministry said. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

ISIL has claimed responsibility, in a statement released Wednesday, for a bombing on a bus that was carrying members of Tunisia’s presidential guard. The attack killed 13 people in total.

The statement said a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest on the bus. It contained a photo of the alleged suicide bomber, along with the message:

“Tyrants of Tunis must know that they will not be safe, God willing, and we won’t stop until the law of God rules Tunis.”

The Tunisian government has not commented on the ISIS statement. An investigation was underway on Wednesday at the scene of an attack in central Tunis and a state of emergency has been declared for Tunisia.


Ambassador Faysal Gouia on ISIL’s claim on the Tunisia attack

Faysal Gouia on ISIL's claim on the Tunisia attack

Faysal Gouia on ISIL's claim on the Tunisia attack

ISIL has claimed responsibility, in a statement released Wednesday, for a bombing on a bus that was carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard. The attack killed 13 people in total. CCTV America’s interviewed Faysal Gouia.
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Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives were used in the attack on Tuesday, adding that either a backpack or a belt containing explosives was used. Some local residents described the attack as disastrous.

The Interior Ministry said the 13th body is believed to be the “terrorist who caused the explosion,” but said the body can’t be identified by fingerprints because no fingers were found. DNA analysis of the body is said to be underway.

CCTV America Digital and The Associated Press