Picture taken on March 18, 2016 shows Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the palace of Carthage in Tunis. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET
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Tunisia Tuesday extended by three months a state of emergency imposed following extremist attacks and hosted talks with Libya's neighbors on the growing threat posed by ISIS.Analysts and officials have said the raid was an attempt by the extremist organization to spread its influence from Libya across the border into Tunisia.The measure comes just two weeks after seven civilians and 13 security personnel were killed in coordinated extremist attacks in Ben Guerdane.Ben Guerdane, home to 60,000 people, has been under nighttime curfew since the March 7 attacks, but two crossings with Libya were reopened on Tuesday.It came as Tunisia hosted talks with other countries that share borders with Libya on the threat posed by the growing influence of ISIS in the lawless oil-rich North African nation.
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