Tunisian police chiefs fired by PM after museum attack
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid speaks during a press conference after the Bardo International Museum terrorist attack on March 18, 2015 in Tunis. (AFP/File)
Following the deadly Bardo Museum attack, six Tunisian police chiefs have been fired by Prime Minister Habib Essid, AFP reported.
Police chiefs serving the country's capital and the area where the museum is located were criticized for creating security lapses that allowed for the attack.
The Tunisian Prime Minister "visited [the area around the museum] last night and saw several deficiencies. So he has decided to fire a number of officials including the Tunis police chief and the police chief for the Bardo" area that includes the museum, Essid's communications director Mofdi Mssedi told AFP.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi admitted earlier that security lapses set the stage for the recent tragic attack that left 22 people dead.