Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (L) and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) attend the first cabinet meeting on August 31, 2016 at the Carthage Palace near Tunis. / AFP / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency in place since a 2015 extremist attack, the president's office announced Thursday.The state of emergency has been in place since a November 2015 extremist bombing in Tunis that killed 12 presidential guards on a bus.The government has repeatedly renewed the state of emergency despite its assurances that security has improved in the North African state.Tunisia shares a 500 kilometer (310-mile) border with Libya, a country plagued by chaos since the 2011 fall of its longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
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