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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Tunisia declares 30-day state of emergency
Where an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard in the capital Tunis. At least 12 people were killed and 20 wounded. It’s the third major attack in the country this year.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital. Police have surrounded the blast site and erected security barriers. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the government is calling it an extremist attack. Tunisia has been plagued by violence after the ouster of former President Ben Ali in 2011 unrests.
Early this year, Islamic State carried out two attacks targeting foreigners, hitting hard the country’s tourism industry.