TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi strongly condemned two deadly terrorist attacks against Tunisia’s security forces in the capital of the North African country.

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In a statement released on Friday, Mousavi decried the suicide bombings and offered his deep condolences to the bereaved families of victims.

He further emphasized that Iran firmly sides with the Tunisian people and government in the campaign against terrorism.

The spokesman also expressed the hope that the Tunisian nation would take steps in the path to democracy and successfully hold the upcoming elections in the African country.         

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks in Tunis, killing one police officer. 

At least eight people have also been injured in the double attack on Thursday, the government said.

The first bomber targeted a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis. One police officer was killed and at least one other officer and three civilians were wounded, the Interior Ministry said.

Shortly afterwards, a second suicide bomber blew himself up near a police station in the al-Qarjani district. Four people were wounded in the attack.