On 24 November Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the explosion in Tunis:
This attack on members of the Tunisian security forces is another attack on the stability of Tunisian society and on the country’s democratic constitution.
We stand by the Tunisian people. Our thoughts are with the families of the many victims.
This attack merely strengthens our resolve to continue to do whatever we can to support stability and security in Tunisia.
According to information from the Tunisian authorities, at least twelve people were killed and many more injured in today’s attack on a bus carrying members of the Tunisian presidential guard. The explosion took place on a busy main street in the centre of Tunis.