Tunisia debates anti-terror bill

Tunisian politicians began a three-day debate on Wednesday on an antiterrorism bill aimed at enhancing powers to confront a militant threat following a spate of deadly attacks.

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TUNIS // Tunisian politicians began a three-day debate on Wednesday on an antiterrorism bill aimed at enhancing powers to confront a militant threat following a spate of deadly attacks.

President Beji Caid Sebsi imposed a state of emergency after a student went on a shooting rampage at a beach resort last month, killing 38 foreign tourists.

Tunisia has written several drafts of legislation to deal with terrorism and money laundering since the 2011 revolution, but none reached parliament because of a lack of consensus.

AFP