Tunisia arrests 12 over Sousse attack
2 July 2015
From the section Africa
Twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with Friday’s deadly attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse, an official has said.
Security forces were still hunting for two men suspected of having trained in Libya with the gunman who killed 38 people, he added.
Most of those killed on a beach in Sousse were from the UK, along with other European holidaymakers.
Islamic State has claimed the attack as its own.
Tunisia’s government fears the attack will destroy its tourism industry, the country’s biggest foreign currency earner.
In March, two gunmen killed 22 people at the famous Bardo museum in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis.
“This is a group who were trained in Libya, and who had the same objective. Two attacked the Bardo and one attacked Sousse,” Lazhar Akremi, minister for parliamentary relations, said, Reuters news agency reports.
“Police are hunting for two more,” Mr Akremi is quoted as saying.
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Source:: BBC UK