ISIS threat: Star Wars fans urged to avoid Tunisian town

“Star Wars” fans have been told to keep away from popular locations in Tunisia after terrorist activity has been reported in the area.

CNN says two arms caches have been found this month, including 20,000 rounds of ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. 

Several countries, including the US and the British government, have issued warnings to avoid travel to Tunisia, with the United States Embassy citing “periodic security incidents” at the border. 

Tataouine, which inspired the name of the planet Tatooine - Luke Skywalker's home - is just 60 miles from the border of Libya. The now ISIS-inhabited locations are popular tourist spots in the country.

Though Tataouine itself wasn’t a shooting location for the popular movie series, nearby areas were, including sites that hosted the slave quarters in "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace,” as well as the home of young Anakin Skywalker and Nefta, where Luke Skywalker was raised.

It was just last week that terrorists killed 23 at the National Bardo Museum. The attack was carried out by men who identified as Tunisians who were trained in Libya.

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