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Wanted terrorist in Tunisia kills self after standoff

Ayman al-Samiri was accused of being involved in attacks in capital that left one police officer dead

Adil Essabiti and Gulsen Topcu   | 03.07.2019
Wanted terrorist in Tunisia kills self after standoff

TUNIS

A terrorist sought by Tunisian security forces committed suicide following a standoff in the capital, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry said in a statement that Ayman al-Samiri -- wanted for his involvement in terrorism and organized crime -- was cornered in an operation in Al-Intilaqa district.

Ministry spokesperson Sufyan ez-Zeak said on state TV that al-Samiri detonated his explosive vest and there were no other victims.

Al-Samiri had been sought by security forces for his role in suicide attacks last Thursday in Tunis which left one police officer dead and eight injured.

The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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