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Eight policemen, one other wounded as woman blows herself up

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Authorities said nine people , including eight policemen , were wounded when a woman blew herself up in central Tunis on Monday .
Spokesman for the Tunisian Interior Ministry described the incident as a “ terrorist explosion. ”

A witness reported an explosion on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue where Police were cordoning off the area near the capital’ s landmark Municipal Theatre .

Ambulances could be heard rushing to the scene .

“ I was in front of the theater and heard a huge explosion and saw people fleeing, ” witness Mohamed Rajib told Reuters .

( Reuters / NAN )

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