4 Italians, 2 French citizens killed in Tunisia attack

4 Italians, 2 French citizens killed in Tunisia attack
A tourist is helped to a vehicle after an attack by gunmen on Tunisia's national museum in Tunis March 18, 2015.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Two French nationals were killed in the attack on a Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday, according to a French diplomatic source.

Five Japanese as well as visitors from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the 17 dead in the noon assault on Bardo museum inside the heavily guarded parliament compound in central Tunis.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said earlier that six French nationals were injured in the attack, including three seriously.

"A second French citizen who was seriously injured has died," said the person.

A separate report saud four Italians were among the tourists killed in the attack, said a foreign ministry spokesman.


More about

Purchase this article for republication.



Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.