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.
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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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