(MENAFN)Two Tunisian policemen were stabbed on Wednesday by an Islamist in front of parliament; one of them was seriously wounded, according to the interior ministry.
Yasser Mesbah, ministry spokesperson said, "A Salafist attacked two policemen with a knife. One was struck on the forehead, and the other stabbed in the neck and is in intensive care".
Outside one of the entrances to parliament, bloodstains were visible at the site of the attack, which was cordoned off by police.
The ministry in a statement said that the assailant was arrested and confessed to having adopted three years ago an extremist line of thought that views members of the security forces as "tyrants".
"Killing them, he believes, is a form of jihad", it added.