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Sympathies expressed Swiss condemnation of Tunisia shooting

Visitors were evacuated from the scene after gunmen opened fire

(EPA)

Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga has condemned a mass shooting at a museum in Tunisia on Wednesday. The attack has left at least 21 people dead, many of them tourists.

Sommaruga expressed her sympathies on behalf of Switzerland to the Tunisian government and the families of the victims, commenting that Switzerland has a “close relationship” with the republic.

In a statement released by the justice ministry, headed-up by Sommaruga, she added that the Swiss stood in “solidarity with the Tunisian population, which has been affected by this atrocious act of violence”.

No Swiss are among the victims, according to the foreign ministry.

The foreign ministry updated its travel advice for Tunisia after the shooting, warning of a risk of terrorist attacks in North African countries and appealing for travelers to be particularly vigilant.

Gunmen opened fire at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, the country’s capital, in the afternoon on Wednesday.

Among the dead are tourists from Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain. At least 24 other people were injured in the attack.

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