Tunisia: Explosion near US embassy
A suspected bomber has blown himself up outside the US embassy in Tunisia leaving at least five people wounded.
Witnesses said a man on a motorbike blew himself up near the diplomatic mission in the Berges du Lac district, causing panic among pedestrians.
Pictures from the scene show the wreckage of a vehicle with debris from the blast scattered beside a security checkpoint.
Local media reported that five police officers were injured in the incident which also claimed the life of the attacker.
Police pushed back a gathered crowd and have established a crime scene.
The US embassy was placed on lockdown and evacuation of embassy premises is now underway.