Tunisia closing border with Libya after deadly bus bombing

Relatives of the presidential guards killed in a bomb blast in central Tunis on November 24 mourn them at Carthage Palace in the Tunisian capital on November 25, 2015, as Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for the attackTunisia said Wednesday it is closing its border with Libya, a hotbed of Islamist unrest, a day after a deadly suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. No reason was given, but the interior ministry said earlier the explosive used in the attack that killed 12 presidential guards was the same used to make suicide belts illegally brought from Libya and seized last year. The National Security Council, headed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, decided to close the frontier from midnight with “reinforced surveillance of maritime borders and in airports”, a statement said.

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