Tunisian PM fires 6 police commanders

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 tourists were killed. The premier’s office spokesman, Mofdi Mssedi said the six also included an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district police chief, the traffic police commander, a Bardo security chief and a commander for the capital’s Sidi Bachir district.

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Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 tourists were killed.

The premierand#39s office spokesman, Mofdi Mssedi said the six also included an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district police chief, the traffic police commander, a Bardo security chief and a commander for the capitaland#39s Sidi Bachir district.

andldquoPrime Minister Habib Essid visited the Bardo Museum yesterday..

and took note of several security failures there,andrdquo Mssedi said. Militant gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists, including Japanese, Polish, Italian and Spanish visitors, last Wednesday as they got off buses at the Bardo Museum, inside the parliament compound that is normally heavily guarded.

It was the worst attack in more than a decade in Tunisia, testing the North African countryand#39s young democracy four years after the revolt that overthrew autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Two gunmen were shot dead at the scene and authorities have so far arrested more than 20 people, 10 of whom officials believe were directly involved in the attack.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman