Tunisian Security Officials Fired after Museum Attack
- By Matt Holden
- Mar 23, 2015
According to a report, five security officials have been fired by Tunisia’s prime minister after gunmen attacked a museum and killed at least 21 people. Those fired include the director of Tunisia’s tourist police and the police chief for the neighborhood around the National Bardo Museum, where the attack happened.
This decision came after Prime Minister Habib Essid visited the area and spotted security problems. Surveillance video has shown two of the gunmen walking through the museum, and a third was reportedly also on the scene.
President Beji Caid Essebsi has said that the security failures meant police and intelligence were not “thorough enough in protecting the museum.”
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.