19 killed, including Spanish citizens, in attack on Tunisian museum

TWO gunmen this afternoon attacked the Bardo museum in the Tunisian capital, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisian nationals.

The Bardo Museum is one of the country’s major tourist attractions. The foreign victims were confirmed to be from Spain, Italy, Germany and Poland. More visitors to the museum are thought to be injured.

Other tourists were being held hostage in the museum in Tunis when security forces stormed the museum and killed the two gunmen, who currently remain unidentified. One Tunisian policeman was also apparently killed in the gunfight.

Tunisian authorities are currently looking for potential accomplices to the gunman in what is an ongoing operation this afternoon.

Tunisia has largely avoided major terrorist incidents that have affected many parts of the Arab world in recent years, but this will come as a major blow for a country that relies heavily on tourist income.

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