At least seven tourists dead in attack at museum in Tunisia

By Juliet Dennis | 18 March 2015 at 13.09 GMT
At least seven foreign tourists are understood to have been killed in an attack by gunmen at a museum in Tunisia.

A Tunisian is also understood to be among the dead and there are also unconfirmed reports that tourists are being held hostage.

The shooting took place at the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Unconfirmed media reports say the tourists killed were from France, Spain and Italy.

The parliament is located in the same building as the museum in the Bardo Palace and was in session when the shootings took place.

According to Reuters news agency, around 160 tourists have already been rescued from the museum and between 20 and 30 tourists remain inside.

Sourced from Travel Weekly