Several tourists taken hostage and at least eight were killed in shooting at the Tunisian parliament

 
Several tourists taken hostage and at least eight were killed in shooting at the Tunisian parliament
At least eight tourists were killed after attack on the Tunisian parliament. Several other tourists are held hostage at a museum near by.

According to a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, there are two hostage takers inside the National Museum Bardo. The museum is now surrounded by security forces.

According to the Interior Ministry, at least seven foreign tourists and one Tunisian tourist have been killed. At least one female tourist is also wounded in the attack, said the spokesman, who says the attack is a terrorist act.

BBC reports that tourists from several European countries is taken hostage.

A local radio station reports that three armed men attacked the parliament building. The radio station Mosaique FM says shots were fired inside the parliament.

In addition, there is an ongoing hostage situation at the Bardo Museum nearby.

According to BBC, even more tourists are held hostage.

BBC sources also report that even more are killed.

A member of parliament writes on Twitter that she is evacuated but that they do not have information on how many people who are injured or killed.

She also writes that the shooting happened while the justice minister was present.

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