Thursday, March 19, 2015

We will, of course, be visiting the Bardo Museum
while in Tunis next week. Not gonna' be scared off
by some scum bags who shoot old ladies coming off
a tourist bus.   (3.19.15 Austin, TX)

Thousands March After Shooting Rampage at Tunisian Museum

A shooting rampage at Tunisia’s national museum has left 22 people dead — 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians. Nearly 50 people were injured. The two gunmen began the attack by opening fire on tourists as they got off a bus and then chasing them inside the museum. The Bardo museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tunis and is adjacent to the country’s Parliament building. The dead included residents of Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, France, Poland, Spain and Britain. It was the most serious attack in years in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began in 2011. Thousands of Tunisians have marched in the streets to denounce the shooting. The Tunisian government has pledged to wage what it calls a "merciless war against terrorism."


Tunisia: Government Deploying Army To Cities

March 19, 2015 | 13:46 GMT

Tunisia's army is being deployed to the country's major cities following the March 18 attack on a museum in Tunis that killed 23, Reuters reported March 19. Security forces have arrested four people in connection to the attack in Tunis.


Tunisia Museum Attack Is Blow to Nation’s Democratic Shift

CAIRO — Gunmen in military uniforms killed 19 people on Wednesday in a midday attack on a museum in downtown Tunis, dealing a new blow to the tourist industry that is vital to Tunisia as it struggles to consolidate the only transition to democracy after the Arab Spring revolts.

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