A security guard was fatally stabbed on Monday by an attacker outside the Brazilian embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. The Tunisian Interior Ministry confirmed that the assailant was subsequently shot and apprehended.
According to the ministry, the guard was carrying out his duties and had approached an individual to inquire about their presence near the embassy’s perimeter. It was during this interaction that the attacker used a sharp object to inflict wounds upon the guard. Despite being rushed to the hospital, the guard succumbed to his injuries.
The spokesperson for the Tunisian Interior Ministry, Faker Bouzghaya, stated that this was a criminal act with no connection to terrorism. The suspect responsible for the attack is believed to be mentally disturbed. Security forces on the scene responded swiftly, firing at the attacker and injuring him in the leg before taking him into custody.
At present, the identity of the suspect remains undisclosed. He was promptly transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, and authorities are working to gather further information about the motives behind the attack.