This was done for security reasons after two terrorist attacks that took place in the center of Tunis in late June.
Tunisian Prime Minister Yousef Shahed signed a decree banning the wearing of state-owned clothing in government offices. This was reported by the TV channel Al-Arabiya .
Journalists clarified that a niqab was banned – a Muslim woman’s headdress with a narrow slit for the eyes. Shahed said that he signed the decree “for security reasons.”
On 27 June , two explosions occurred in Tunisia , the responsibility for which was claimed by the terrorist organization Islamic State. One explosion occurred 100 meters from the French Embassy, the second – in the parking lot of the National Counter-Terrorism Office, they killed one policeman, nine people were injured.