TUNIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian President Beji Caid Essibsi decided to extend the state of emergency for one more month starting from Oct. 8, the presidency said on Friday.
This decision was made in consultation with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, President of People's Representatives Assembly Mohamed Ennaceur and two ministers of Interior and Defense.
The extension of state of emergency made it possible to evoke preventive capacities of Tunisian military and security forces in the fight against organized crimes and possible terrorist threat.
The last extension of the state of emergency in Tunisia lasted for 7 months, dating back to March 12 this year.
The state of emergency was first declared on Nov. 24, 2015, following a bloody bomb attack targeting a bus of the presidential guard that caused the death of 12 agents.
Since then, the state of emergency in Tunisia has been extended many times.