ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombing a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard, the latest deadly attack to roil a country once hailed as one of the few success stories of the Arab Spring.
Twelve people were killed in Tuesday's explosion in Tunis, according to the Interior Ministry. A suspected suicide bomber also died.
The blast hit when the vehicle was parked near a main artery in the capital where guard members are typically picked up and dropped off, according to the official. Authorities are investigating the event as a terrorist attack.
ISIS, the Islamist extremist group that has taken over vast swaths of Syria and Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released Wednesday.
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The statement said a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest on the bus.
It contained a photo of the alleged suicide bomber, along with the message: "Tyrants of Tunis must know that they will not be safe, God willing, and we won't stop until the law of God rules Tunis."
The Tunisian government has not commented on the ISIS statement. CNN cannot authenticate the ISIS claim.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Tuesday, November 24, 2015