2018 (EN)

The author of the attack with an explosive belt on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, in the early afternoon of Monday 29 October 2018, is called Mona Kebla. The terrorist born in 1988, comes from Mahdia, former capital of the kingdom of Tunisia (the Husseinites) to 60 km. from Sousse.
The attack, which resulted in 20 wounded, including 15 members of the security forces, in the center of Tunis, has not yet received any claims. The "Daechist" responsibility is not excluded, according to the newspaper "La Presse de Tunisie".
The attack is the first committed by a woman in Tunisia: a 29-year-old unemployed, Mouna Kabia, a graduate in Business English and from the region of Mahdia (southeast of Tunis). According to Tunisian media, he had never found a job in this area, but sometimes worked as a sheep-keeper to help his family. In recent days, she was seen in Tunis begging and screaming in the street.
Previously, the young woman "had never had any suspicious behavior or attitude, everyone can testify," said one of his relatives, interviewed by the Al-Ghad channel (quoted by webdo).
He unleashed his anger and triggered the lacintura "near the police cars", according to the Ministry of the Interior. "It was allegedly recruited by terrorist elements via the Internet," the source said. It was not considered "extremist" by security forces. For the Minister of the Interior, Hichem Fourati, it is an isolated act.
"It's a tragedy," said Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi from Berlin, where he was on an official visit. "We thought we had eradicated terrorism but I fear that it is he who is exterminating us," he said, according to statements quoted by the Tunisian press.
A declaration sent to Geopolis, the president of the Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, "condemns this particularly cowardly terrorist attack". "It invites Tunisian citizens to defend and strengthen national unity".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, present in Tunis and very close to the Avenue Bourguiba at the time of the attack, sent a message of solidarity and fraternity to President Béji Caïd Essebsi.