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Tunisia buries officer slain in bombing near US Embassy

Tunis, Tunisia paid homage Saturday to a police officer killed and five others injured in a double suicide bombing outside the U.S. Embassy.

No one has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, set off by two attackers on a motorcycle packed with explosives, and authorities are refusing to name the bombers while the investigation continues.

The President of Tunisia vowed tougher laws to combat terrorism and to keep disillusioned youth from turning to extremist violence.

A funeral was held Saturday for the slain police officer, a 52-year-old father of three, before a large crowd of security officials and family and friends.

Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh visited the officer's home, and President Kais Saied visited injured officers.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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