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Islamic State militants say Tunisia attack "first drop of the rain"

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:21

Tunisia to bolster security for tourists after gruesome Islamic State attack on a Tunisia museum killed 20 tourists, including a possible ''third French victim'' France’s Hollande says. Gavino Garay reports.

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A Tunisian police officer is laid to rest. His family mourns their loss. (NAT - GUN SALUTE) Twenty foreign tourists were shot dead in a gruesome an attack on a Tunis museum, that Islamic State militants say is their work. An eerie recording emerges of an unidentified man who claims Islamic State militants were behind the attack, calling the killers "knights." Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid says security will be bolstered to keep tourists from harms way. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TUNISIAN PRIME MINISTER HABIB ESSID SAYING: "Surveillance will be intensified on all tourist zones in the country to avoid any other incidents like the one yesterday. It will involve all the national territory." Among the slain were Japanese, Italian, Spanish and British visitors, as well as three Tunisians. French President Francois Holland updates France with more tragic news. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, APPROACHING JOURNALISTS AND SAYING: "We feel sorrow for our compatriots and for all the victims, while, as I'm speaking to you, it is possible that there is a third French victim, but that remains unconfirmed." British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says a tourist victim, was one of their own. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, PHILIP HAMMOND, SAYING: ''Sadly, I have to confirm the death of a British national, Sally Jane Adey in the terrorist incident that took place in Tunis yesterday." Islamic State militants have called the attack "the first drop of the rain."

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Islamic State militants say Tunisia attack "first drop of the rain"

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:21