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    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the county’s interior ministry said.

    Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded.

    ...Tunisia recently completed a rocky road to democracy after overthrowing its authoritarian president in 2011. It has been more stable than other countries in the region, but it has struggled with violence by Islamic extremists in recent years, including some linked to the Islamic State group. It also has extremists linked to Al Qaeda's North Africa arm who occasionally target Tunisian security forces.

    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says | Fox News

    Also according to this article, a "disproportionately large number" of those who have joined ISIS are Tunisian, and the museum attack is only a day after the confirmation of the killing of Ahmed Rouissi, known as the gained the "black box of terrorism."

    Coincidence?

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Also according to this article, a "disproportionately large number" of those who have joined ISIS are Tunisian, and the museum attack is only a day after the confirmation of the killing of Ahmed Rouissi, known as the gained the "black box of terrorism."

    Coincidence?
    I would not be suprised if the attack on the museum was planned before the death of Ahmed Rouissi.

    As a side note, Tunisians have a long history of practicing "Islam light". Though I doubt the place was ever Amsterdam, alcohol is freely available, their first Presdient married an unconverted Catholic, and the previous government banned burkas and also banned hijab variations that were not local. They also discouraged untrimmed beards (Islamacists seem to have aversions to razors).

    Sadly, Tunisia has massive unemployment even by north African standards. This probably contributes to the bored, impressionable and unemployed youth drifting over to Al Queda and ISIS.

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the county’s interior ministry said.

    Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded.

    ...Tunisia recently completed a rocky road to democracy after overthrowing its authoritarian president in 2011. It has been more stable than other countries in the region, but it has struggled with violence by Islamic extremists in recent years, including some linked to the Islamic State group. It also has extremists linked to Al Qaeda's North Africa arm who occasionally target Tunisian security forces.

    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says | Fox News

    Also according to this article, a "disproportionately large number" of those who have joined ISIS are Tunisian, and the museum attack is only a day after the confirmation of the killing of Ahmed Rouissi, known as the gained the "black box of terrorism."

    Coincidence?


    Mornin NB. 3 Poles wounded.....did they say if they took just foreigners or others?

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    According to WaPo, seven of the eight confirmed dead were foreign tourists while the other was thought to be a museum employee. Security guard, I've read elsewhere.
    Police raid museum after armed attackers kill at least 8 - The Washington Post

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Will be interesting to see if it is JAK-T or AQIM affiliates.

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Thanks Obama!
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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    This is a minor concern, of course, but I find "interesting" the fact that museums and artifacts are so often the targets. "Interesting" as in damned philistines.

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    No doubt another "random" act of workplace violence n stuff.

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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says
    Obviously the work of the Amish.
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    Re: Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages...

    Just heard on the radio that its over 20 dead now...

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