Five people have been arrested in Tunisia over a double suicide attack that killed a police officer near the US embassy in Tunis last week, the prosecution said Tuesday.
Two suicide bombers struck outside the embassy on Friday, wounding six other people and again shaking a city repeatedly hit by extremist violence.
The five detainees were arrested on Saturday and are being held at a police station in the capital’s El Gorjani district specializing in anti-terrorism investigations, spokesman Sofiene Sliti told AFP.
Tunisian media have reported that the two suicide bombers were men from Tunis who had served their sentences after being found guilty on terror charges in 2014.
The attack on Friday at midday rocked the Berges du Lac district hosting the highly fortified embassy, causing panic among pedestrians and motorists.
An attack that year that killed 12 presidential guards prompted authorities to announce a state of emergency that has remained in place ever since.