MIL OSI – Source: United Nations – Ban strongly condemns ‘deplorable’ attack on Tunisian museum


The Bardo Museum in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, undergoing restoration and renovation in June 2010. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie

18 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned in the strongest terms today’s attack against the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital and deplored the loss of life.

“He conveys his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this deplorable act,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

According to media reports, 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, have been killed in the gun attack on the museum, located in central Tunis.

Mr. Ban expressed his solidarity with the Tunisian people and the Tunisian authorities in the wake of this tragedy.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.