Terror attack museum delays opening

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Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The Tunisian museum targeted in a terrorist attack is postponing its reopening for logistical and security reasons, its curator has said.

The National Bardo Museum in Tunis was scheduled to reopen today for the first time since gunmen opened fire on tourists on March 18. The attack killed 21 people, and two gunmen were killed by police.

Curator Moncef Ben Moussa told Radio Shems that the museum is delaying the reopening, and it will probably reopen on Sunday instead. He did not elaborate on what prompted the last-minute change, only citing logistics and security.

Authorities have arrested several people over the attack, the worst in Tunisia in 13 years, and are still hunting for the suspected mastermind.

Officials have said none of the museum’s major archaeological treasures suffered damage.

Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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