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Mayhem struck the national museum in Tunisia

  • Tunisia, March 17, 2015:  Mayhem struck the national museum in Tunisia on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire and killed two Tunisians and 17 foreign nationals. Those among dead included tourists from Spain, Japan, Italy and Poland.

    The security reached the spot two hours later and killed the militants, freeing those held hostages by them. No terrorist group has taken responsibility for this attack, however few postings on social networks by ISIS supporters hailed the attack.

    This was a major attack on a high-profile target and dealt a strong blow to the crucial tourism revenues of this small North-African nation. The National Bardo Museum is renowned for its collection of ancient Tunisian mosaics and artifacts belonging to Rome and Greece in the classical era.