Tunisia’s prime minister fired police chiefs in the capital Monday as the country looks to restore faith in its tourism industry after last week’s terrorist attack that killed 20 foreigners.

Prime Minister Habib Essid sacked the heads of police for Tunis and the area around the National Bardo Museum, site of the assault claimed by ISIL, after finding “several deficiencies” in security.

The dismissals came as the museum prepared to reopen in what organizers said was “a message” to the gunmen who killed 20 tourists and a police officer last Wednesday.

“It’s a challenge but also a message… we want to show that they haven’t achieved their goal,” museum curator Moncef Ben Moussa said.

 

AFP

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