Tunis Open cancelled after terror attack

AFP| Updated: Mar 28, 2015, 08:42 AM IST

Next month`s Tunis Open tennis tournament has been cancelled in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in the Tunisian capital, the organisers announced on Friday.

The Tunis Tennis Club said on its website it was an "ATP decision to cancel the 2015 Tunis Open with regard to the recent events at the Bardo Museum".

On March 18, gunmen attacked the celebrated Bardo Museum in the city, killing 20 tourists and one police officer.

The tournament, part of the second-tier Challenger Tour, was also cancelled in 2011 in the wake of the Tunisian uprising which sparked the so-called Arab Spring unrest.