Saudi Arabia condemns Tunis’ deadly terror attacks

A victim is being evacuated by rescue workers outside the Bardo museum in Tunis, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. (AP)

Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned the deadly terrorist attacks that killed 20 tourists in the Tunisian capital, the state news agency SPA reported.

“An official source of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia condemns strongly the armed terrorist attack targeted Bardo Museum in Tunisia and claimed a number of lives of innocent victims of Tunisians and foreign tourists,” the SPA reported.

The source said: “the terrorist act reaffirms that this dangerous scourge requires close international cooperation to fight it and ridding the international community of its evils, that terrorism has no religion, and that the principles of the tolerant Islamic religion prohibit treachery and killing of innocent and safe persons unjustly.”

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses its stand by Tunisian government and people, expressing its condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the injured persons a speedy recovery.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS0 has claimed responsibility for the attack on Tunisia's national museum.

In an audio message posted online, ISIS said "two knights from the Islamic State... heavily armed with automatic weapons and grenades, targeted the Bardo Museum."

It threatened more attacks, saying: "What you have seen is only the start."

Twenty foreigners were among those killed when gunmen in military uniforms opened fire at visitors Wednesday as they got off a bus and then chased them inside the museum.

They included tourists from Japan, Spain, Colombia, Australia, Britain, Belgium, France, Poland and Italy, according to the Tunisian authorities.

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