Tunis | The Tunisian government decided today to close down 80 mosques not controlled by the state, one day after a terrorist attack killed 39 people, mostly foreign tourists.
All 80 mosques will close within a week, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib al-Essid announced last night, QNA reports. The premier accused the mosques of inciting violence.
He said confronting terrorism was a national duty, and called on Tunisians to coordinate and help the government.
The decision came after Tunisia was hit by a deadly terrorist attack which killed at least 39 people yesterday as a gunman opened fire on a beach crowded with foreign tourists in the resort city of Sousse.