Tunisian police patrol a mountain in Kasserine, October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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Tunisia's presidency Friday announced the extension of the country's state of emergency, imposed in 2015 following a series of deadly jihadist attacks.The nationwide state of emergency was declared on November 24, 2015, after an attack in the capital Tunis which killed 12 presidential guards.Thirteen security forces and seven civilians were killed.In Tunisia, which since its 2011 revolution has seen the emergence of jihadist groups, soldiers and police officers continue to be targeted particularly in mountainous areas bordering Algeria.
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