Fourth French Victim of Tunisia Museum Terror Attack Dies

AP Photo /Emmanuel Dunand
AP Photo /Emmanuel Dunand

The French government announced a fourth French national passed away due to wounds from the March 18 terrorist attack at Tunisia’s national museum. The death toll currently sits at 22.

The woman has only been identified as Madame Dupeu. The government did not release more information on Dupeu or the wounds that killed her. Other victims included nationals from Japan, Italy, Spain, Colombia, and Britain. One Tunisian perished in the attack.

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

French President Francois Hollande attended a march in the capital of Tunis in memory of the victims. Thousands of Tunisians turned out for the march and chanted “Tunisia is Free! Terrorism out!” as they made their way to the Bardo Museum.

“The Tunisian people proved today that they do not bow to terrorism, and that as one man and one woman, they defend the nation,” said President Beji Caid Essebsi. “When Tunisia is targeted, the whole nation stands as one.”

Spanish Foreign Minister José García-Margallo y Marfil, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi were among the foreign dignitaries that attended the march. Hollande vowed French support for Tunisia.

“We had four French citizens killed there, victims of terrorism, so it was necessary to participate in this march,” he announced. “Today it’s about Tunisia, and the values it represents in the Arab world and beyond.”


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