Tunisia extends state of emergency by two months

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, 2015Tunisia announced on Tuesday that a state of emergency in force since a deadly attack on the presidential guard last November will be extended by two months. A statement said that after consulting the premier and head of the national assembly, President Beji Caid Essebsi decided that the measure would be extended from July 21 for two months. After a suicide bombing in the capital in November which killed 12 members of the presidential guard and was claimed by IS, authorities declared the state of emergency and a curfew in the capital.

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