Tunisia says shutting border with Libya for 15 days

AFP , Wednesday 25 Nov 2015

Tunisia announced Wednesday it was closing its land border with war-torn Libya for 15 days following a deadly bus bombing in Tunis claimed by ISIS group.

The National Security Council headed by President Beji Caid Essebsi decided to close the frontier from midnight with "reinforced surveillance of maritime borders and in airports", a presidency statement said.

Thousands of Tunisians have travelled to Libya, Iraq and Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, according to the authorities.

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