Tunisia to deploy army to protect cities after museum attack

2015-03-19 18:42
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GALLERY: Tunisia museum shooting

Gunmen opened fire inside Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum, leaving scores of people dead. View the images from the attacks here.

Tunis - Tunisia's army will be deployed to protect major cities to increase security after the militant attack on a museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, the president's office said on Thursday.

"After a meeting with the armed forces, the president has decided large cities will be secured by the army," the president's office said in a statement.

Security forces have also arrested four people in direct connection with Wednesday's museum attack and an additional 5 suspected of having ties to the cell, authorities said.

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