Police officers guard the scene of the attack in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015. (AP/Abdel-Jalil Bounhar)
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Tunisia said Sunday it would deploy hundreds of armed police around tourist sites as authorities moved to ramp up security after a man gunned down 38 people at a seaside resort.In Tunis, the National Security Council met to discuss what measures should be taken after the attack, which saw at least 15 Britons killed and dealt a heavy blow to the country's vital tourism industry.The attack was Britain's worst loss of life in a militant attack since the 2005 London bombings.The attack was swiftly claimed by ISIS. It came just three months after another ISIS-claimed attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis killed 21 tourists and a policeman.The tourism industry – which accounts for 7 percent of Tunisia's GDP and almost 400,000 jobs – has been reeling since the 2011 revolution that ousted dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was followed by a rise in militant attacks.There has been an exodus of shocked tourists since Friday's attack, with British and Belgian tour operators saying they had flown out some 2,400 visitors by late Saturday.
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