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Tunisian Prime Minister Sacks Police Chiefs Over Bardo Museum Attack

BBC News   in 
March 24, 2015

Tunisia’s prime minister has sacked six police chiefs following last week’s attack on the famous Bardo Museum.

Habib Essid had noted several security deficiencies during a visit to the museum, his office said. The Islamic State (IS) said it carried out the attack on the museum in the capital, Tunis, killing at least 22 people, mostly European tourists. Two of the gunmen were killed by the security forces, while a third was on the run, the president said. “There were certainly three attackers… there is one who is on the run, he won’t get far,” President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Sunday. The attack was the deadliest in Tunisia since the uprising which led to the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

ย The police chiefs of Tunis and the museum were among those dismissed, Mr Essid’s spokesman Mofdi Mssedi told AFP news agency. Mr Essebsi said in an interview with French media that a monument would be erected in memory of the victims.

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