At least 8 tourists killed in Tunisia hostage drama

2015-03-18 14:57
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Tunis - At least eight tourists were killed and others were taken hostage by militants who attacked Tunisia's parliament compound, which includes a museum, a spokesperson for the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

AFP quoted ministry spokesperson Mohamed Ali Aroui as saying two or more terrorist elements were involved in the attack.

"A terrorist attack [has hit] the Bardo Museum," ministry spokesperson Mohamed Ali Aroui told Mosaique FM radio, adding that "two or more terrorist elements" took part.

"What is certain is that a woman tourist was wounded," he added, without elaborating.

An AFP photographer earlier reported hearing shots in the area.

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