Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. File Photo/AFP
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was taken "seriously ill" on Thursday and hospitalised, his office said.
Essebsi, 92, "was taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis," the presidency said on its Facebook page.
The announcement came after two suicide attacks in Tunis on security forces killed a policeman and wounded eight people.
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The veteran politician, the oldest head of state after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime despot Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
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