Tunisia on lockdown: Presidential guards slaughtered in bus bomb blast linked to jihadis

Terrorists have killed at least 11 people in a horrific bomb attack on a bus in Tunisia.

The bus was carrying the Tunisian president’s personal guard through the capital Tunis when it was attacked by terrorists.

Shocking pictures emerged showing the charred remains of the vehicle lying in the street still on fire.

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Initial reports suggested that the bus may have been targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) planted just yards from the country’s Interior Ministry.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the blast took place on the busy Mohamed V Avenue which would have been teaming with pedestrians and shoppers.

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He added that the cause of the explosion is not yet clear, but it is feared that the attack may have been carried out by Islamist militants targeting president Beji Caid Essebsi.

The north African country has been rocked by a series of terror attacks in recent weeks as jihadi fanatics linked to Islamic State (ISIS) wrestle for control in the region.

In March ISIS gunmen stormed the Bardo museum in Tunis slaughtering 22 tourists, mostly Europeans.

A few months later drug-fuelled fanatic Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a tourist beach at Sousse, killing 38 people including 30 Britons.