Tunisia extends state of emergency

A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia in 2015 to curb attacks by militant Islamists has been extended by three months, the president’s office has said.

Defence Minister Farhat Horchani told local radio that there had been a “major improvement” in security but for as long as neighbouring Libya “does not have a government that is in control of the situation… the threat exists.”

The state of emergency has been in place since a November 2015 bombing of a bus in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, killed 12 presidential guards.



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