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Tunisia To Close 80 Mosques After Attack

The Tunisian government announced on June 27 that it will close down 80 mosques, which are not controlled by the state, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a tourist resort hotel in the city of Sousse.

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid accused the mosques of inciting violence and said that they will be closed by the Interior Ministry within a week.

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed mostly European tourists, at the packed Mediterranean resort of Port el-Kantaoui.

This was the second major attack on tourists in the country after militants killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in an attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital, Tunis, in March.

Based on reporting by dpa, Reuters, and BBC