Two Russian women were at Tunisian museum during attack, one injured

Two Russian women were at the Bardo museum in Tunisia when it was stormed by attackers on Wednesday, Sergei Filippov, the press attache of the Russian Embassy to Tunisia, told Interfax.

"Careful analysis of the terrorist attack's circumstances has determined that two female Russian citizens were at the museum. Nadezhda Lukyanova, born in 1958, was injured and is currently at the Tunisian central military hospital. The second citizen is Galina Potapenko, born in 1962. Her whereabouts has yet to be established," Filippov said.

The Russians had arrived in Tunisia on board an Italian cruise ship and were visiting the Bardo museum during an excursion organized as part of the cruise, he said.

Tunisia's prime minister, Habib Essid, had told journalists earlier that a Russian tourist was among those injured.

Essid said a total of 44 people had been injured, including 13 tourists from Italy, 11 from Poland, seven from France, six from Tunisia, four from Japan, two from South Africa, and one from Russia.

Seventeen foreigners were among those killed in the attack, including citizens of Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Colombia, Poland, and Australia, Essid told journalists.

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