On 25 May 2015, a mass murder took place at the Bouchoucha military base in Tunis. A Tunisian soldier, later identified as Corporal Mehdi Jemaii, who was forbidden from carrying weapons,[why?] stabbed a soldier, then took his weapon. He then opened fire on soldiers during a flag-raising ceremony, killing seven and wounding ten, including one seriously injured who died on May 31, before he was killed during an exchange of gunfire.
|Tunis barracks shooting|
|Date||25 May 2015|
|Mass murder, mass shooting|
|Deaths||9 (including the perpetrator)|
|Motive||Unknown, purportedly personal issues|
The army claimed Mehdi Jemaii had "family and psychological problems," and brushed off assertions the attack was terror-related, calling it an "isolated incident". The shooting happened two months after the Bardo National Museum attack.
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- Base militaire Bouchoucha on Wikimapia