Tunisian PM says security institution ready to face terrorist threat

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Friday that terrorist threat still exists and threatens the country, assuring that the security institution is fully prepared to face it.

According to a statement released by the government, Mechichi made the remark on the sidelines of his visit to a number of border posts and security installations in Kasserine province in western Tunisia, located near the border with Algeria.

“We have not yet overcome the terrorist threat … it is still there,” Mechichi said, adding that terrorist elements are still present in Tunisia, but they suffered major blows which weakened their capacities.

Tunisia has started to witness terrorist acts since 2011, leaving dozens of security and military agents, civilians and foreign tourists killed.