Tunisia extends state of emergency for another month
State of emergency was first imposed after suicide bombing in Tunis last November that left 13 presidential guards dead
Tunisia’s countrywide state of emergency -- first imposed last November -- has been extended for another month, the Tunisian presidency announced Monday.
"After consulting with Prime Minister Habib Essid and Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Nasser, President Beji Caid Essebsi decided today to extend the current state of emergency across all territories of the Tunisian Republic by another month as of June 21," read a statement issued by the presidency.
Last November, 13 presidential guards were killed in a suicide bombing in capital Tunis in an attack swiftly claimed by the Daesh terrorist group.
Shortly afterward, the Tunisian authorities declared a 30-day countrywide state of emergency, along with a curfew in the capital and in three other provinces.
Last December, Essebsi extended the state of emergency by two months before extending it by another month in February of this year and then by another three months in March.