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Suicide bomber attack foiled

Tunisian police officers secure the place where a suicide bomber blew himself up near a seaside hotel in Sousse,Tunisia, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Raghda Jammali)

Suicide bomber attack foiled

A suspected jihadist blew himself up Wednesday in the resort town of Sousse as another planned bombing nearby was foiled, the first suicide bids in Tunisia for more than a decade.

"A man blew himself up on a beach in Sousse," ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Laroui told AFP, adding that no one else was killed.

Witnesses said the attack took place at around 0830 GMT at the four-star Riadh Palms hotel near the centre of the coastal town, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis. (AFP)