At least eight people were killed on Wednesday after Tunisia's parliament was attacked by gunmen, who also took hostages at the nearby Bardo museum, media reports said. The museum is in central Tunis, a popular tourist spot, the interior ministry said. Armed forces in the country have been fighting Islamist militants who started cropping up after the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Citing the TAP state news agency, Reuters said gunfire exchanges were heard around midday at the parliament building.
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