March 19, 2015 / 12:35 PM / 5 years ago

Tunisia to deploy army to protect cities after museum attack: presidency

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s army will be deployed to protect major cities to increase security after the militant attack on a museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, the president’s office said on Thursday.

“After a meeting with the armed forces, the president has decided large cities will be secured by the army,” the president’s office said in a statement.

Security forces have also arrested four people in direct connection with Wednesday’s museum attack, authorities said.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Toby Chopra

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