Suicide bomber hits Tunisian resort town

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - The official Tunisian news agency says a man has blown himself up in front of a hotel in a Mediterranean resort town.

The TAP news agency says the man, wearing a belt of explosives, was killed. It was not clear if other people were hurt or killed in the explosion in the town of Sousse, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of the capital, Tunis. Sousse is a frequent destination for tourists.

Tunisia has been battling unrest since the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's secular dictatorship, and has seen the rise of a hardline Islamist movement that has armed itself and carried out attacks.

The unrest is particularly worrying because Tunisia, whose revolution inspired many others in the region, is often seen as a model for its neighbors.


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