Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Terrorists Kill 20, Wound 24 in Tunisia Museum; No Group Claims Responsibility, IS Is Suspected

Armed terrorists stormed an iconic museum in Tunis, Tunisia and killed at least 20 people today (March 18, 2015), before security forces swept in, killed two gunmen, freed hostages, and launched a manhunt for two or three more gunmen, according to the USA Today website.

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said a museum worker and 19 foreign tourists from Spain, Germany and Italy were killed in the attack. A security officer was killed in the battle to retake the museum.

Essid added that at least 22 tourists and two Tunisians were wounded in the attack. The wounded included British, Italian, French, Spanish and Polish nationals.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. However, thousands of Tunisians have joined the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq, and many have returned to Tunisia, the government has said.

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