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Tunis - Tunisia lost more than a third of its tourism revenues last year after attacks targeting the vital sector claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, official figures show. 

Two ISIS attacks last year killed 59 foreign tourists, badly shaking an industry that accounts for 7% of the country's GDP.

"The national economy in 2015 saw a decline in activity... notably in the industrial and service sectors, which were affected by the terrorist events and despite the success of the political transition," Tunisia's central bank said.

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