Tunisia attack: Japan confirms deaths of 3 nationals

2015-03-19 07:49
A member of the Tunisian special security forces jubilates after killing two gunmen who attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)

A member of the Tunisian special security forces jubilates after killing two gunmen who attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)

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Tokyo - Japan has confirmed the deaths of three of its nationals in the attack on tourists in Tunisia.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo on Thursday that three other Japanese were injured.

Nineteen people were killed by two militants who burst from a vehicle and began gunning down tourists getting off buses at a museum.

The Tunisian prime minister said five of the dead were Japanese. A Japanese official quoted by Japanese broadcaster NHK said the government is aware of the reports of five deaths, but that after checking them, it found that some of the names were overlapping.

Abe strongly condemned the attack, saying that "terrorism cannot be tolerated under any circumstances".

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