A suicide bomber blew himself up outside of the Riadh Palm hotel in Sousse, Tunisia earlier today. No casualties, other than the suicide bomber himself, have been reported.
A second suicide bomber was arrested before he could detonate his explosive device, according to the Tunisian Interior Ministry, which says he “wanted to blow up the mausoleum of [Habib] Bourguiba in Monastir.” Tunsian authorities say there were multiple unsuccessful attacks in Monastir.
Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Laroui has identified the perpetrators as takfiris, who believe that anyone who does not follow their radical ways, including their fellow Muslims, should be punished or killed. The suicide bomber, the apprehended bomber, and a third suspect on the lam in Sousse are all Tunisians, Laroui said in an interview.