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Tunisia's fragile security

While the recent Nobel Peace Prize win for Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet is cause for celebration, the country's security situation has continued to deteriorate in the years since the Arab Spring.
Tunisian soldiers and police patrol the area of Mount Salloum near Algeria's border in Kasserine, Tunisia July 4, 2015. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war". Picture taken July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX1J484

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which brokered a political agreement in Tunisia’s toughest challenge since the Jasmine Revolution, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year. However, while winning the prize was the best news in Tunisia this year, the security situation remains fragile.

Just three days after the news of the prize broke, another attack against the Tunisian security forces occurred in the western mountain area of the Chaambi region, close to the Algerian border. Two soldiers were shot dead and four others were wounded in an exchange of fire. According to Long War Journal, a local herder was also kidnapped, whom the group claimed to have “finished off” together with others the group accused of being Tunisian spies.

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