Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:20 GMT

Tunisia: state of emergency extended for 7 months

(MENAFN) The state of emergency has been extended in Tunisia for another seven months.
It was first announced in November 2015 following a suicide attack on a police bus, which was months after an attack on a beach in Sousse which killed 38 people, including 30 British holidaymakers.

The UK Foreign Office said although the Tunisian government has since improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts, terrorists are still 'very likely' to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia.

"Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places," it said.

"Additional security measures which restrict electronic devices on-board planes, have been in place on flights departing from Tunisia to the UK since March. You should co-operate fully with security officials."


Tunisia: state of emergency extended for 7 months

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