Tunisian President vows to fight terror
March 19, Tunis: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Thursday has declared a war on terrorism after two gunmen barged into the National museum on Wednesday and gunned down 19 people, mostly tourists.
According to him, the country was “in a war with terror”. “These monstrous minorities do not frighten us,” he said, before adding, that his administration will resist them until the deepest end without mercy.
President Essebsi, while vowing to fight terror reassured the public that democracy will win and it will survive.
Similarly, Prime Minister Habib Essid in a statement stated that it was acritical moment in Tunisian history and a defining moment for the future of the country.
The attack on Wednesday had occurred at a time when members of Parliament were discussing an anti-terrorism legislation in a building neighboring the museum.
According to officials, seventeen tourists including visitors from Italy,Japan, France, Colombia, Australia,Spain and Poland had been and over 40 people, including tourists and Tunisians, were injured in the deadly siege.
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