Gunmen stormed one of Tunisia's largest museums killing eight people. Seven of the eight killed are believed to be foreign tourists. The gunmen have also taken an unknown number of hostages.
The museum is near Tunisia's parliament which was evacuated.
Although most people associate the Arab Spring with Egypt, it began in Tunisia. Unlike many of its neighbors, the transition to democracy in Tunisia has been successful enough for Freedom House to give it a free ranking, the first Arab country to ever earn such a distinction.