Attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 18, 2015
Rescue Workers On The Scene After Gunmen Opened Fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned today's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia.  In a statement, he said, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, where gunmen killed 19 people and wounded more than 20 others."

He continued, "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims’ families and loved ones. We commend Tunisian authorities’ rapid response to today’s wanton violence and their efforts to resolve the hostage situation and restore calm. The United States stands with the Tunisian people at this difficult time and continues to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to advance a secure, prosperous, and democratic Tunisia."

In a statement, the White House Press Secretary also extended the United States' sympathy to the victims of the violent attack.  The Press Secretary said,  "We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of today’s heinous violence in Tunisia and condemn in the strongest terms this terrorist attack, which took the lives of innocent Tunisians as well as visiting tourists. American officials are in touch with Tunisian authorities, and the United States is prepared to offer assistance to their investigation." 

The Press Secretary continued, "While we do not yet know the identities of the attackers or their motives, what we do know is that their cowardly acts will not intimidate the Tunisian people, whose storied heritage is showcased at the site of this attack, the National Bardo Museum. The United States is proud of our robust cooperation with Tunisia on counterterrorism and broader security issues, and we will continue to stand with our Tunisian partners against terrorist violence."

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fitz b.
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Illinois, USA
March 18, 2015
We condemn terrorist attacks, organizations does not matter near or far mess with the best go down like all the rest
Patrick W.
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Maryland, USA
March 19, 2015
This sounds like another attack on a countries history, because it does not cohere to their terrorist religious believes. It's funny, because a terrorist religious believes don't seem to cohere to any reasonable person religion , or history. :)

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