An Islamist shooting attack at the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian parliamentary compound left 19 dead, including 17 tourists, while they were getting of a bus to enter the museum. The attackers who were killed, wore military fatigues and when the tourists ran toward the museukm to escape the shooting, pursued them, Prime Minister Habib Essid said. The 17 tourists killed were Polish, German, Italian and Spanish.
An additional 22 tourists and two Tunisians were injured, he said.
The museum is known as a jewel of Tunisian heritage with priceless artifacts. The attack is another instance of Islamic State barbaric destruction of cultural treasures, directed hitherto against the relics of Assyrian and Christian civilizations in Iraq.