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Tunisia Museum Attack: 20 Dead, 24 Injured

BBC News   in  ·
March 18, 2015

Twenty-two people, including 20 foreign tourists, have been killed in a gun attack on the Bardo museum in the Tunisian capital.

Italian, Spanish, Polish and German citizens were among those killed, as well as a Tunisian and a police officer, PM Habib Essid said.

Colombia’s president later confirmed two Colombian deaths.

Security forces killed two gunmen and were searching the surrounding area for accomplices, Mr Essid said.

At the time of the attack, deputies in the neighbouring parliamentary building were discussing anti-terrorism legislation. Parliament was evacuated following the attack.

At least 22 tourists and two Tunisians were also injured, Mr Essid said. Other reports suggest up to 50 could have been hurt.

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