Tunisia explosion death toll rises to 13

Bus Bomber Kills Presidential Guards in Tunisian Capital

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says the death toll in an explosion targeting the presidential guard has risen to 13, and the attacker or attackers remain unidentified.

Ministry spokesman Walid Louguini told The Associated Press on Wednesday that another body was discovered in the charred remains of a bus carrying presidential guards that exploded in central Tunis on Tuesday. The body has not been identified yet.

Louguini could not confirm or deny Tunisian media reports that the body could be that of a suicide bomber who jumped on the bus right before the bomb exploded.

Troops fanned out around the capital and the president declared a month-long state of emergency after Tuesday's attack. The blast rattled the country after two major attacks by Islamic extremists that targeted tourist sites earlier this year.

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TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 25: Tunisian security forces inspect the area after bomb exploded in the capital of Tunisia on Tuesday near a police car belonging to the Tunisian presidency in Tunis, Tunisia on November 25, 2015. Twelve police officers were killed while 17 others were injured in the blast in Tunis, according to a statement issued by the presidency. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Tunisian forensic police inspect the wreckage of a bus in the aftermath of a bomb attack on the vehicle which was transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 25, 2015. Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on the presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Family members of victims of a bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, react at the site of the attack. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Family members of victims of a bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, react at the site of the attack. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police console a family member of one of the victims of a bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police console a family member of one of the victims of a bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police block the road leading to the site of an explosion on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police block the road leading to the site of an explosion on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police console a family member of one of the victims of a bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian police block the road leading to the site of an explosion on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis on November 24, 2015, which killed at least 12 people and wounded 16, the interior ministry said. The explosion, described as an 'attack' by presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui, struck on the capital's Mohamed V Avenue, a ministry official told AFP. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID / AFP / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police and Fire Department take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Mohamed Mdalla/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - NOVEMBER 24: Tunisian Police take security measures after an explosion caused by a bomb attack in a Police bus in Tunis, Tunisia on November 24, 2015. At least 11 people dead and at least 14 others wounded due to explosion. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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