Police swarm the streets as Tunisia reels from beach massacre
The Tunisian seaside town of Sousse is still reeling from an attack that killed almost 40 people on Friday. “Islamic State” has claimed responsibility, in which a lone gunman deliberately targeted tourists.
Scores of police officers patrolled Tunisia’s streets on Sunday, with the nation’s interior minister announcing they would “deploy 1,000 armed police to protect hotels and tourists” in the wake of the deadly attack. Earlier, the government said it would crack down on mosques that were inciting hatred, with 80 to be permanently closed. Tunisia’s National Security Council is expected to meet later in the day.
The shooter, identified by extremist group “Islamic State” (IS) as Abu Yihya al-Kairouni, launched his assault on visitors at the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Port El Kantaoui on Friday, with most of the dead being British citizens. German, Irish and Belgian nationals were also killed, in what is the worst terror incident in the North African country’s modern history.
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Source News: DW