FBI pays tribute to Tunisian officer killed in terror attack
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has paid homage to a Tunisian security force who was killed when thwarting, early March, a terror attack on a security checkpoint, near the US embassy, in capital Tunis.
In a letter published on the website of the US embassy in Tunis, the FBI expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family of Lieutenant Taoufik Missaoui, paying tribute to his courage and sacrifice during the March 6 attack at Lac 2, Webdo Tunis reports.
Missaoui was killed after two Tunisian suicide bombers on a motorbike detonated their suicide belts. He halted them as they tried to target the security patrol.
The blast wounded five other people including security forces and a woman who was driving by in her car.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack but the incident reminded the authorities of existent security threats.
The North African country has witnessed since 2015 a series of terror attacks mostly claimed by the Islamic state group (ISIS).