Tunisia Museum Attack Leaves 19 Dead, Strikes Major Blow to Tourism Industry
Gunmen killed 19 people on Wednesday in a downtown Tunis museum, striking a blow to the tourist industry vital to Tunisia and harboring fear once more in the people as they cling to a shaky democracy after the Arab Spring revolts. At first, 10 hostages were announced along with nine dead, but after security forces took the museum, the death toll more than doubled only raising more questions about how and when the hostages died. Two or three accomplices are still at large while the two main gunmen were killed; 17 foreign visitors were killed in the attach while 22 others were wounded. Motivation and identity of the Tunisian gunmen has yet to be determined.
By Jordan Moses
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