Tunisia shuts down 80 mosques

Tunisia government has said that it will close 80 mosques for inciting violence, after hotel attack on Friday.

Tunisia shuts down 80 mosques

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisia plans within a week to close down 80 mosques that remain outside state control for inciting violence, as a countermeasure after the hotel attack that killed 39 people, Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Friday.

The announcement came after a gunman opened fire on a tourist resort hotel in Sousse city, south of the capital. Since its 2011 uprising to oust Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has struggled to manage ultraconservative movements.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2015, 10:00