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Costa: 5 passengers killed, 8 hurt in Tunisia attack

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 An Italian cruise line now says five of its passengers were killed in yesterday's attack in Tunisia.

   Costa Crociere (kroh-chee-EHR'-eh) says four Italians and a Russian were among the 23 people who died when gunmen fired on tourists at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.

   The ship left port this morning and the cruise line has canceled all upcoming stops in Tunisian ports.

   Costa, a unit of Miami-based Carnival Corp., says its priority is the security of its guests and crew.

   Italy announced today that it's beefing up its military presence in the Mediterranean to better protect against extremist threats from both Libya and Tunisia. Italy's defense minister says additional ships, aircraft and drones will be called up to protect ships and offshore oil rigs and provide surveillance.

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