Tunisia extends state of emergency by one month

Declared in November 2015 after attack

03 June, 17:17

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JUNE 3 - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has extended the national state of emergency by one month, starting June 5, said the president's office in a statement.

    Essebsi made the decision following a consultation with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur.

    The meeting was also a chance to examine the national security situation, as well as regional and international developments and their impact on interior security.

    Essebsi initially declared the national state of emergency following the terrorist attack on November 24, 2015 on buses transporting the presidential guard in the centre of Tunis, and it has been continually extended since that time.(ANSAmed).

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