Shooting Rocks Africa’s Oldest Synagogue


A security officer went on a shooting spree outside the heavily guarded El Ghriba synagogue, killing a fellow guardsman and several worshippers during a Tuesday annual Jewish pilgrimage on the Tunisian island of Djerba.[RT]

The Tunisian government has confirmed the deaths of a guard and two Jewish pilgrims as of early Wednesday morning. Nine others, including four pilgrims, were wounded in the attack.

According to the authorities, the security officer shot his colleague before reloading his handgun and running toward the synagogue. After “firing wildly” at the people outside, he was fatally shot by Tunisian security guards.
Authorities are looking into the attacker’s motives, whose identity has not been released.

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