Anti-terror march in Tunisia after Bardo attack

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against museum attack on Sunday, hours after the government said its forces had killed nine members of a group suspected of carrying out this month's Bardo Museum attack.

Anti-terror march in Tunisia after Bardo attack

World Bulletin / News Desk 

An anti-terrorism march kicked off Sunday in Tunisian capital with the participation of tens of thousands of citizens and several Arab and world leaders amid a strong security presence.

The march, which comes in the wake of a deadly attack on Tunis' Bardo Museum earlier this month, headed towards the museum where a memorial for the victims of the attack will be inaugurated.

"This march reflects the national unity of Tunisians, irrespective of their political persuasions, in standing against terrorism," Hussein Tarabulsi, a citizen from the country's northwestern region, told.

"The participation of world leaders and public officials affirms that the terrorism phenomenon is a global one that everyone is keen on eliminating," Tarabulsi said.

Mahdi Zoraibi, who travelled from Tunisia's southern region to attend the march, for his part, told that "terrorism has no place among Tunisians."

"Tunisia is a conservative Muslim country built on the values of tolerance and fraternity, which stand in stark contrast to terrorism and the killing of innocent people," Zoraibi said.

Sunday's march coincided with Tunisia's announcement that the leader of the group suspected to be behind the attack has been killed along with eight other militants in a security operation in the southwestern province of Gafsa.

At least 24 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed and over 47 injured earlier this month when gunmen stormed Tunis' Bardo Museum.

The attack ended when Tunisian security forces raided the museum, killed two gunmen and liberated the tourists inside.

Last Mod: 29 Mart 2015, 14:40
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