United Nations condemns Tunisia museum deadly attack

At least 17 tourists, including a South Africa died on Wednesday after an attack on Tunisia’s national museum. Un Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attack, News 24 reports

The UN Security Council also slammed what it called “this heinous act.”

Ban “condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack” against the Bardo Museum and “conveys his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this deplorable act,” said his deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq.

The secretary general also “expresses his solidarity with the Tunisian people and the Tunisian authorities,” the spokesperson said.

According to the report, gunmen killed at least 17 tourists of various nationalities in a brazen attack before being killed in a police assault, officials said. A Tunisian bus driver and a policeman were also reported dead.

“The members of the Security Council stressed that no terrorist attack can reverse the path of Tunisia towards democracy and all efforts directed towards economic recovery and development,” the UN top body said in a statement.

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