Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast
Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people. The most of the agents who were on the bus are dead after the attack in Tunis, which has become a target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution.
Essebsi, who cancelled a trip to Switzerland and Carthage Film Festival director Brahim Letaief cancelled the night’s screenings.
Key facts :
Two attacks this year claimed by the Islamic State. A state of emergency was imposed after the Sousse killings and later renewed before being lifted at the beginning of October.