At least 19 people have been reported killed and 22 others injured by 2 unknown gunmen in Bardo Museum in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. This happened today, 18th March just about 3 hours ago. According to the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Mr. Essid, the tourists were initially held captive by the gunmen who were also assisted by two or three others who are now at large. Amonst those killed include tourists from Spain, Germany, Poland and Italy. Two British tourists are also said to have been killed, but the Britsh government has not confirmed that yet.
From live TV footage, tourists could be seen escaping for their lives herded by security operatives holding assualt rivals. The anonymous gunmen were also killed, increasing the death toll to 21. In the middle of this, a police officer was shot dead in the effort to rescue the captives held in the museum, closing in at twenty people confirmed dead.
The Bardo Nation Museum is was origially built in the 19th century as Bey’s Palace in Tunis. It contains pre-historic collection of Roman mosaics, artefacts and other antiquities art of ancient greece. Watch out as we bring you more updates as more information comes up concerning the shooting in Tunisia.