At least 19 dead in gunman attack at Tunisia’s Bardo Museum

TUNIS, Tunisia, March 18 (UPI) — Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said 19 people were killed, including 17 tourists, in Wednesday’s attacks on the Bardo Museum.


Update 12:20 p.m. EST:

Two of the gunmen were killed when the siege ended but it is believed there are up to three other accomplices who are being sought by police.

A Tunisian security officer and a female custodian were among the dead. The killed tourists were from Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain, according to Essid. Two Tunisians and 22 tourists were also injured.

“Many are taking opportunities to undermine our homeland,” Essid said. “We will act relentlessly, without mercy.”

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the attack on Tunisia was not by chance but because the country represents hope in the Arab world.

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At least seven people have died,…

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