A Tunisian court in charge of investigating terrorism-related cases sentenced to death on Tuesday five defendants in the 2019 terrorist explosions.
The twin blasts occurred on the same day in Charles de Gaulle Street in central Tunis and another near a police station in Al-Qarjani district.
The court sentenced three of the accused to death and 10 years imprisonment in the case of the terrorist blast in Al Qarjani district. A suicide bomber on his motorbike waited for a few minutes until the gate of the headquarters of the anti-terrorism brigade was opened. He then blew himself up, wounding four and killing one.
Investigations showed that the attack wasn't an individual act but had several perpetrators.
The second terrorist explosion targeted a municipality police patrol that was stationed at the entrance of Charles de Gaulle Street in the capital Tunis.
Judiciary and security investigations, in this case, included seven of the accused. Two received death and 10-year imprisonment sentences, while a third was handed out a 10-year imprisonment sentence along with five-year security supervision after his release.
In the same case, the court issued life-imprisonment sentences against three others, while another detainee was sentenced to 20 years in prison along with five years of security supervision after his release.
Tunisia has been battling terrorist attacks following the 2011 revolution.
The most dangerous were the attack on Bardo National Museum, which killed 22 foreigners, and the terrorist attack on the “Imperial” hotel, which killed 39 foreign tourists – most of them Brits.
Military and security units were also targeted by a series of attacks that killed dozens.