Articles Tagués ‘Tunisia declares state of emergency’

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TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is « not safe » and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.

With a nationwide televised address, President Beji Caid Essebsi officially reintroduced urgent security measures for Tunisia that had been lifted in March 2014.

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Essebsi said an « exceptional situation required exceptional measures » but pledged to respect freedom of expression.

The decision came just over a week after a gunman at the popular beach resort of Sousse attacked foreign tourists, killing 38 people. Essebsi said the state of emergency would last 30 days.

« Tunisia faces a very serious danger and it should take any possible measures to maintain security and safety, » he said. « As we see in other countries, if attacks like Sousse happen again, the country will…

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