WORLD Tunisia extends state of emergency for 6 months

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Tunisia extends state of emergency for 6 months

Xinhua

22:44, December 25, 2020

TUNIS, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian President Kais Saied decided Friday to extend the state of emergency throughout the country for six months.

A picture taken on November 8, 2020, from the Tunisian capital Tunis, shows the towns of Gammarth, La Marsa and Sidi Bou Said. (File photo: AFP)

"President Saied decided to extend the state of emergency in the entire territory of the republic for a period of six months, starting from Dec. 26, 2020 until June 23, 2021," said a presidency statement without giving further details.
The state of emergency in Tunisia was first declared on Nov. 24, 2015, following a deadly bomb attack on a bus of the presidential guards, killing 12 people.

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