THE Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya is investigating reports that a suicide bomber responsible in a terrorist attack in the Kasserine region of Tunisia was a Filipina.
The terrorist attack claimed three lives including a baby the suicide bomber was carrying in her arms.
In a statement, the embassy said Tunisia’s Garde Nationale Tunisienne killed a suspected terrorist during a counterterrorism operation whose wife blew her up with an explosive belt.
“The incident left three people dead, including a baby the suicide bomber was carrying in her arms. News reports from local media in Tunisia and international media claimed that the suicide bomber is a Filipino national,” the embassy said.
The incident occurred on Thursday last week in the remote Mount Selloum area of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, a known jihadist hideout.