Hotel attack: Tunisia to shut 80 mosques

2015-06-27 11:01
Tunisian Ennahdha party member and former minister Houcine Jazir speaks with a Belgium survivor of the mass shooting in the resort town of Sousse. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)

Tunisian Ennahdha party member and former minister Houcine Jazir speaks with a Belgium survivor of the mass shooting in the resort town of Sousse. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)

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Tunis - Tunisia plans within a week to close down 80 mosques that remain outside state control for inciting violence, as a countermeasure after the hotel attack that killed 39 people, Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Friday.

The announcement came after a gunman opened fire on a tourist resort hotel in Sousse city, south of the capital.

Since its 2011 uprising to oust Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has struggled to manage ultraconservative Islamist movements.

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