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In Tunisia’s Tourist Heartland, Anxious Wait After Attack

Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara | Reuters   in 
March 27, 2015

YASMIN HAMMAMET, Tunisia, March 23 (Reuters) – The European visitors strolling Tunisia’s Hammamet resort are an encouraging sign for a government determined to minimise the fallout of last week’s shooting of 20 tourists in the nearby capital.

But there is anxiety about the future in the five-star hotels, trinket shops and restaurants in the town, where horse-drawn carts trot calmly in the Mediterranean sun.

Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Colombian tourists were among the victims when at least two gunmen opened fire on their buses as they arrived at the Tunis Bardo Museum, which houses some of the Roman artifacts that are one of Tunisia’s major draws.

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