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Death Toll in Tunisia Bombings Rises to 2; IS Claims Role

FILE - Tunisian police officers stand guard after police shot at a man wanted for terrorism in Al Intilaka, near Tunis, Tunisia, July 2, 2019.

A passerby wounded in a Tunisian suicide bombing has died of injuries, bringing the death toll to two in an attack that rattled the country at the height of tourist season.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiane Zaag announced the death on Radio Mosaique on Thursday. A police officer was also killed in the June 27 attack in the capital Tunis. Several were wounded, and one remains hospitalized.

The man considered the orchestrator of the attack was killed when his explosive belt detonated during a standoff with police Tuesday.

The Islamic State group said through its Aamaq news agency that the slain suspect was one of its fighters, and claimed responsibility for the bombings.

The attack targeted security services in Tunisia, which is struggling to stabilize its young democracy.