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Tunisia: UK advises its citizens against all travel to parts of the country

The British government has issued advice to its citizens against traveling to parts of Tunisia as the country faces the impact of the murder on July 25 of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

According to the website of the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Brahmi, an opposition politician was assassinated on July 25 in Ariana, a suburb of Tunis, leading to protests outside the Ministry of the Interior in Tunis and in downtown Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia.

The Foreign Office warns against travel to Jebel Chaambi where security forces are conduct a security operation.

The killing came a day after the publication of figures reporting record arrivals of British tourists to Tunisia in June.

Figures for that month show an increase of 31% over 2012.

“We are delighted to see the British come to Tunisia in such a large number,” said director of the National Tourist Office in the UK and Ireland, Wahida Jaiet.


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