Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tunisia's president rushed to hospital on same day as twin suicide attacks

 
 
(CNN)Tunisia's 92-year-old president was rushed to a military hospital after suffering a "severe health crisis" on Thursday, shortly after two suicide attacks struck the capital Tunis.
President Beji Caid Essebsi was "taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis," the Tunisian presidency said in a post on Facebook Thursday.
The announcement came as police were securing the site of two suicide bombings that targeted security forces in Tunis, killing at least one person and injuring several others.
All of those wounded in the explosions were in stable condition Thursday evening, the director of Charles Nicolle Hospital told state-run TAP news agency.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, but did not offer any evidence, in a statement published by the group's affiliated media wing, Amaq news agency. CNN cannot independently verify its claim.

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