Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FETHI BELAID
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Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia's capital, killing at least 20 people, mostly foreigners, in one of the worst attacks in this struggling North African democracy that depends heavily on tourism.About 50 people were wounded in the attack, which began after noon local time, according to Tunisian state television.Tunisia has been struggled to keep extremist violence at bay since the overthrow of its dictator in 2011, and the attack was the worst on a tourist site since an Al-Qaeda car bomb killed 21 people -- mostly Germans -- in 2002 .The attack came the day after Tunisian security officials confirmed the death in neighboring Libya of Ahmed Rouissi, leading suspect in Tunisian terror attacks and in the killings of two opposition figures in Tunisia.Tunisia has repeatedly expressed concern over the security threat from Libya, where central government has broken down since the 2011 ouster of Moammar Gadhafi and is now run by competing militias.
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