Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew out of Tunisia Saturday after a beachside massacre claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown.
The impoverished North African nation, bracing for a devastating blow to tourism, announced plans to deploy troops at vulnerable sites and shut dozens of mosques accused of inciting extremism.
Many of the victims were from Britain, which announced that at least 15 of its citizens were killed in Friday’s gun assault in the popular resort of Port el Kantaoui and that the number “may well rise.”
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