Suicide blast at beach resort in Tunisia

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Suicide blast at beach resort in Tunisia

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A suicide attacker has blown himself up on a beach in a Tunisian tourist resort.

There were no casualties apart from the bomber who was reportedly chased to the beach after trying to enter a hotel in Sousse.

Security sources said a second attack was foiled half an hour later when a would-be suicide bomber was arrested at the tomb of former President Habib Bourguiba in the seaside town of Monastir.

Authorities have blamed radical Islamists for both incidents, the first of their kind since Tunisia’s revolution in 2011. They are bad news for its vital tourism industry, with millions of holidaymakers, mostly European, visiting its Mediterranean beaches.

Militant violence has been on the rise in Tunisia which is also dealing with a political crisis.