ISIL claims responsibility for Tunisian museum attack

Islamic Extremism

Tunisia is promising to wage a merciless war against ISIL. The terror group claimed responsibility for the museum attack that left 23 people dead. The siege also delivered a blow to the country’s tourism industry. Two cruise lines canceled stops to Tunisia following the attack. Even though the country is in mourning, leaders are committed to hunting down anyone connected to the massacre. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson filed this report from Tunis.

ISIL claims responsibility for Tunisian museum attack

ISIL claims responsibility for Tunisian museum attack

Tunisia is promising to wage a merciless war against ISIL. The terror group claimed responsibility for the museum attack that left 23 people dead. The siege also delivered a blow to the country's tourism industry. Two cruise lines canceled stops to Tunisia following the attack. Even though the country is in mourning, leaders are committed to hunting down anyone connected to the massacre.CCTV's Kate Parkinson filed this report from Tunis.

Highlights:

  • Hundreds protested against extremism and terrorism outside the National Bardo Museum, the scene of Wednesday’s bloody massacre.
  • In an audio message, the Islamic State said it was behind the attack on the museum and praised the gunmen, describing them as “knights of the caliphate.”
  • Tunisian authorities launched a man hunt, rounding up at least nine people in connection with the attack. Authorities said the army would be deployed to major cities.
  • The majority of victims were foreign tourists, but Tunisia also suffered losses. On Thursday, a policeman killed by the militant gunmen was laid to rest.

Cole Bockenfield talks about the attack and its aftermath

Cole Bockenfield talks about the attack and its aftermath

Cole Bockenfield talks about the attack and its aftermath

For a closer look at the attack and its aftermath CCTV spoke to Cole Bockenfeld. He is an expert on conflicts in North Africa.


For a closer look at the attack and its aftermath CCTV spoke to Cole Bockenfeld. He is an expert on conflicts in North Africa.