Bardo National Museum attack

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Bardo National Museum, pictured in January 2005

On 18 March 2015, two gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, Tunisia, taking hostages. 23 people, mostly tourists, were killed in the attack, while another 50 were injured. The two gunmen were also shot dead by police in the attack. 19 foreign tourists were killed in the attack, including including four Italians, two French national, one Russian national, one British national, two Colombians, five Japanese, three Polish nationals, one Australian, and one Spaniard were found to have been killed. Another two Tunisians, a police officer and a citizen, were murdered. The gunmen, Yassine Labidi and Saber Khachnaoui, were also Tunisians. Police called the event a terrorist attack.[1][2][3] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant later claimed responsibility for the attack.[4]

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  1. "19 killed in Tunisia attack; hostage drama ends with deaths of gunmen". Al Jazeera. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. "Gunmen storm Tunisian museum, kill 17 foreign tourists". Reuters. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. "Tunisia attack: Australian man Javier Camelo among 19 people, including 17 tourists, killed in attack on Bardo Museum in Tunis". ABC. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. "ISIL claims Tunisia museum attack that killed 23". Today's Zaman. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.