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Tunisians assured of security during Ramadan

Tunisians assured of security during Ramadan


Authorities in Tunisia have assured of the country’s safety during this holy month of Ramadan.

According to the country’s Interior Ministry, the security situation in Tunisia is “stable,” and that security units are “well prepared and on alert” to secure the “sensitive” summer period and cope with the increasing possible terrorist threats during Ramadan.

The North African nation has in recent years been faced with numerous attacks but Tunisians have been called upon not to panic during this season.

“The general security situation in Tunisia is stable. There haven’t been worrying cases linked to terrorism. The threats are normal, they are not exceptional threats,” said Hanson Mackey, Tunisia’s Interior Minister

Tunisia has been faced with a series of attacks, since the 2011 uprising, from the Islamic State militants. In addition, over the last three years, it has been regularly attacked during the holy month of Ramadan but authorities have always said necessary security measures were taken.

The latest jihadi attack in the country took place at Ben Guerdane, on March 7 killing dozens of people.

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