Tunisia to deploy army to protect cities after museum attack

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Tunisian security forces stand guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)
Tunisian security forces stand guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. (Fethi Belaid, AFP)

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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