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Eight Tourists Killed In Tunisia Militant Attack

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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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At least eight tourists have been killed after militants attacked the Tunisia parliament building in the capital Tunis.

A spokesman for the interior ministry said that other tourists have also been held hostage at a museum inside the parliament compound.

The AFP news agency reported that at least two men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles were involved in the attack at the Bardo Museum.

The museum is a leading tourist attraction in the country, and houses on of the world's largest Roman mosaic collections.




They are at it again. Now in Tunisia! looks like things are going to get worse before better, thoughts?
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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite

Just saw this breaking news:

BBC Live Updates

It's also right next to the Parliament building, which has now suspended all business amongst reports that a second group attacked it also.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite

Just saw this breaking news:

BBC Live Updates

It's also right next to the Parliament building, which has now suspended all business amongst reports that a second group attacked it also.


Would assume majority of tourist likely to be Europeans. Hope the hostages will be ok.
Special forces get ready!
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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite

originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: RP2SticksOfDynamite

Just saw this breaking news:

BBC Live Updates

It's also right next to the Parliament building, which has now suspended all business amongst reports that a second group attacked it also.


Would assume of majority of tourist likely to be Europeans.


Indeed, a cruise ship docked there yesterday and it's believed they were on a tour of the museum.

Here's a live video feed of news - AL JAZEERA



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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I think it's safe to ignore the BBC on this, they're not updating and it's probably better to stick to the AL Jazeera feed and Twitter etc for updates.

As usual, the BBC is probably an hour behind everyone else, and the public is a little too distracted by George Osborne giving his BS statement about how great the party has done with the terrible economy (fudging the numbers).



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
I think it's safe to ignore the BBC on this, they're not updating and it's probably better to stick to the AL Jazeera feed and Twitter etc for updates.

As usual, the BBC is probably an hour behind everyone else, and the public is a little too distracted by George Osborne giving his BS statement about how great the party has done with the terrible economy (fudging the numbers).


Concur



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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Sounds like a typical anti-western terrorist-attack to me. A popular museum in the capital city of a by tourists popular country on the Islamic continent would be a great target for IS (-sympathizers). It's a city packed full of western tourists in the neighborhood (Libya) of Islamic extremists. Doesn't come as a surprise to me, as sad as it is. I hope the situation in there doesn't get much worse than it is already (if it's not worse enough yet).



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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originally posted by: TheWiseDwarf
Sounds like a typical anti-western terrorist-attack to me. A popular museum in the capital city of a by tourists popular country on the Islamic continent would be a great target for IS (-sympathizers). It's a city packed full of western tourists in the neighborhood (Libya) of Islamic extremists. Doesn't come as a surprise to me, as sad as it is. I hope the situation in there doesn't get much worse than it is already (if it's not worse enough yet).


I agree, it seems they've targeted tourists, it's right by the Parliament building and there are malls nearby, they could have targeted either of those but they instead chose to attack the tourists in the museum.

Reports seem to be suggesting that a lot of people have escaped amid an ongoing gun battle, and it does seem as though their security forces are doing a pretty good job. Looks like they got there within minutes, and when you compare it to the chaos we usually see from security in other countries they look like they know what they're doing.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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Sadly this was very forseeable what with recent developments in Tunisia and near the Tunisia / Libya border. For example, earlier this month Tunisian Security Forces found a series of weapons caches near the South East border with Libya (near to Ben Guerdane) including RGG's, anti tank mines, grenades and 23'000 rounds of ammo.

These same Security Forces are very worried about returning Tunisian Islamist fighters. Tunisia has been a hotbed of volunteers to Syria since 2011 and estimates show there are around 5'000 Tunisians still fighting there. There have been over a hundred arrested over the past couple of weeks, mainly from a group specialising in weapon smuggling (which led the Tunisian government to issue security alerts for suspected impending attacks).



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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Yes they've been talking about this on the live news, reporting that ISIS Twitter accounts are praising the attacks and promising more.

I really don't understand the ridiculous thinking of these imbeciles, as if attacking nations is going to do anything other than turn entire nations against Islam.

Kill one in a terrorist attack and there'll be another 10,000 turned against Islam, with another 1000 joining the military.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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I don't think they care too much in regard to Tunisia. Like i said above, Tunisia is a big player in exporting Jihadi's to Syria and Libya at the moment so there is clearly a large amount of support for them within Tunisia - it could turn into another country imploding.

I feel really sorry for your average citizen there that doesn't really care either way - they just want to go about living their lives and struglling with everyone else.

On the other hand, you never really know how bad things actually are over there. We hear all these stories now about how bad Benghazi is but we (company i work for) were working over there before all the trouble started and all our contacts in Benghazi are trying to get us back over - they reckon it is nowhere near as bad as being portrayed. Can't speak for others but have told the boss i won't be volunteering!



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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Reports now suggesting attack is over and militants have been killed.

Guardian live stream



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: Flavian

I really don't understand the ridiculous thinking of these imbeciles, as if attacking nations is going to do anything other than turn entire nations against Islam.

Kill one in a terrorist attack and there'll be another 10,000 turned against Islam, with another 1000 joining the military.




I think you misunderstand their motives. Chaos IS the nature of islam - they create it everywhere they go. When you want a conflict, you go out and pick a fight.


Butcher 10 innocents in the name of allah and there'll be 1,000 more who want to join the ranks of the butchers.



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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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Gunmen already dead (nice one!) and hostages freed.
The question is, how many dead tourists?
This is how we should always deal with nut jobs.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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Confirmed:

- 17 tourists died (nationalities: Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain)
- 2 servicemen died
- 2 terrorists have been killed
- 38 injured


Unconfirmed:

- They are still searching for 2 or 3 more terrorist-helpers
- Possibly a few more deaths (at least 1 more serviceman) and injuries
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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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RIP.

Time to deal more ruthlessly with these vermin!



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: TheWiseDwarf
Tunisian PM confirms 17 tourists, 2 Tunisians dead, among the dead are French, German, Italian and Polish citizens.

Unconfirmed word goes that the terrorists (2 or 3) also have been killed and that 3 policemen also have died due to the terrorists.

At least 39 were hospitalised.


2 Brits killed also, according to reports.

Tunisia is now going to have to perform a very visible crackdown on militants in the country. They were already working on this, but this attack is probably going to result in massive raids across the country, increase of border security, and very public reassurances.

I think eyes need to be on Tunisia in the coming hours and days, if there are groups still active in the country they will be on the run and feeling cornered.

As we've seen in other instances, there are likely to be other targeted operations by the state, probably resulting in violent response. Tunisia is going to be desperate to reinforce their security for their tourism industry this year, they have no choice but to start rounding up everyone even remotely connected to this or militant groups.

If I were a tourist there I would probably be heading for an embassy right now, this could get very messy very quickly.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Gunmen already dead (nice one!) and hostages freed.


I have to say I am impressed by the speed and effectiveness of their response!

When you look at other examples, with forces seemingly in chaos and roaming around like headless chickens, waiting and thinking, formulating plans they should have made months before and simply adjusted for unique circumstances, they've seemingly been well prepared and well trained for this.

It's the kind of operation I would expect in the US or UK, in contrast to the hesitant and chaotic nonsense we saw in other countries.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013

originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Gunmen already dead (nice one!) and hostages freed.


I have to say I am impressed by the speed and effectiveness of their response!

When you look at other examples, with forces seemingly in chaos and roaming around like headless chickens, waiting and thinking, formulating plans they should have made months before and simply adjusted for unique circumstances, they've seemingly been well prepared and well trained for this.

It's the kind of operation I would expect in the US or UK, in contrast to the hesitant and chaotic nonsense we saw in other countries.


Concur. This is how all cases should be dealt with



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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