Tunisia – Attacks in Ben Gardane (March 7, 2016)

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France condemns this morning’s attack on the Tunisian town of Ben Gardane by terrorists coming from Libya. Several civilians, including a 12-year-old child, were killed, as were members of the security forces.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families. We reaffirm our solidarity with the people and authorities of Tunisia, whose transition to democracy was exemplary.

It is precisely for that reason that the country is being targeted by terrorists.

This attack only heightens the urgent need for a political solution in Libya.