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Italy arrests Moroccan suspect over Tunisia museum attack

Bulletholes after the attack on the national Bardo museum, in Tunis. Credit: Reuters

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan suspect over an attack at a Tunisian museum which left more than 20 dead.

Two gunmen killed 20 tourists at the Bardo Museum nearly in March, in one of the worst attacks in the North African country that mostly avoided violence since its 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

Tourists from Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain were among those killed.

Inquest opens into death of Tunisia museum victim

Sally Adey was on a cruise when she was killed on a trip to the Bardo museum. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A British tourist killed in a terror attack in Tunisia died of gunshot wounds to her abdomen and pelvis, a coroner has heard at the opening of the inquest into her death.

Mother-of-two Sally Adey, from Shropshire, died in the shooting at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis on March 18th.

She had been on a Mediterranean cruise with her 52-year-old husband Robert, who survived the attack.

Ms Hartridge said a post-mortem examination carried out in the UK by a Home Office pathologist on March 25th had established provisional cause of death as "consistent with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and pelvis".

More than 20 people were killed in the attack, including 17 cruise ship tourists and two gunmen.


President: 'Tunisia will stay united against terrorism'

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said his country will stay "united against terrorism" in the wake of the Bardo museum massacre.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during the anti-terrorism march Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Dunand/Pool

Speaking after a mass anti-terror march through the country's capital today Essebsi said: "The Tunisian people will not bow.

"We will stay united against terrorism until we wipe out this phenomenon."

The march, which was attended by tens of thousands of people, including world leaders such as France's President Hollande was organised as a sign of solidarity against Islamist militants following the terrorist attack on a Tunisian museum which killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman.

World leaders took part in the march Credit: RTV
Tens of thousands marched through the streets of Tunisia's capital today as part of an anti-terrorism demonstration Credit: APTN

Thousands take to Tunis streets in anti-terror march

Demonstrators at an anti-terror march in Tunis Credit: APTN

World leaders joined thousands of demonstrators in Tunis taking part in an anti-terror march.

In attendance was President Francois Hollande, who earlier today announced that French woman Huguette Dupeu, who was injured in the attack, had died from her wounds.

Demonstrators chanted 'Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!' Credit: APTN

Chanting "Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!" demonstrators marched to the Bardo Museum, the scene of an attack in which 21 tourists and a Tunisian died.

Police oversaw the march where thousands took to the street in Tunis Credit: APTN

Hours before the march, the Tunisian Prime Minister said that the alleged leader of the attack, Lokman Abu Sakhra had been killed in an anti-terrorism operation.

Bardo Museum suspect killed in anti-terror operation

Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid announced a man suspected of being involved in the attack on the Bardo Museum has been killed Credit: Reuters

A man suspected to have helped carry out the Bardo Museum attack on foreign tourists in Tunisia has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, the country's prime minister says.

Prime Minister Habib Essid said Khaled Chaieb, also known as Abou Sakhr Lokman, was killed overnight in an operation in the Gafsa region near the Algerian border.

He is believed to be a prominent militant in al Qaida's North African arm, and suspected of leading or helping lead the March 18 attack on the National Bardo Museum.

Twenty-two people, mainly foreigners, and two gunmen were killed in the attack.

Tunisian forces kill nine militants in a raid

An interior ministry official has said that Tunisian forces killed nine militants during a raid in a southern region as part of crackdown following the attack on the Tunis Bardo museum that targeted foreign tourists.

The operations late on Saturday in Gafsa region came hours before thousands of Tunisians were expected to join world leaders including French President Francois Hollande in a march of solaridity in Tunis.

Two gunmen killed 20 tourists at the Bardo Museum nearly two weeks ago, in one of the worst attacks in the North African country that mostly avoided violence since its 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.


Tunisian PM sacks five top security officials after museum attack

The Tunisian Prime Minister has sacked five leading security officials Credit: Fauque Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images

Tunisia's prime minister has sacked five leading security officials days after three gunmen attacked a Tunis museum, killing 21 people.

The ousted employees include the director of Tunisia's tourist police and the police chief for the neighbourhood around the National Bardo Museum, government spokesman Mufdi Mseddi said.

The decision was made after the prime minister, Habib Essid, visited the attack site and noted security problems, the spokesman said.

President Beji Caid Essebsi had also criticised security failings around last week's attack.

Third Tunisian museum gunman 'on the run'

Tunisia's president has confirmed reports that there was a third gunman involved in the Tunis museum attack that killed 23 people last week.

President Beji Caid Essebsi said that the third attacker was on the run but insisted he "won't get far".

CCTV footage of the attack showed two gunman at the museum who were killed during the battle with security forces but Essebsi said another suspect had also been caught on camera.

"For sure there were three because they have been identified and filmed on surveillance cameras," Essebsi said in a televised interview with Europe 1 radio, iTELE and Le Monde newspaper.

"There are two who were executed and one who is on the run somewhere. But in any case, he won't get far," he added.

The president also said on French TV that a monument would be built to commemorate the dead.

More than 20 suspected militants arrested in Tunisia

More than 20 suspected militants have been arrested as part of a security crackdown carried out by Tunisian authorities since Wednesday's museum massacre.

According to reports 10 of those arrested are believed to have been directly involved in the the Bardo museum attack in which 23 people died.

Tunisia's Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said the arrests were part of "a large-scale campaign against the extremists."

CCTV footage emerges of Tunisian museum gunmen

CCTV footage showing the two men behind Wednesday's deadly gun attack on a museum in Tunisia walking through the popular tourist attraction before firing their weapons has emerged.

The security camera footage, released today, shows the men calmly walking through the National Bardo museum, carrying assault rifles and bags moments before the massacre began.

The gunmen killed killed 23 people in the museum, including British mother-of-two Sally Adey, on Wednesday Credit: Reuters
The gunmen were caught on CCTV walking through the museum moments before the attack Credit: Reuters

One of the attackers is seen walking past the cameras wearing a baseball cap and a heavy jacket, while the other is dressed in a red hoodie and tracksuit pants. Stills of the gunmen, lying on the ground after being shot by security forces, indicate that at least one was wearing an explosive belt.

Both gunmen shown in the video were killed in a firefight with security forces.

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