Tunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probe

In March, gunmen killed 21 tourists and a policeman in an attack on the Bardot Museum in the capital Tunis.


“This is basically a panel that have been well versed Libya, and who got exactly the same goal”.

Lazhar Akremi, minister for parliament relations, declared in a press statement that investigations being conducted by the interior and justice ministries “remain ongoing”.

That particular threat was withdrawn three days later, after Isis strategists issued a document pointing out that many Muslims would inevitably be killed if the airline were attacked.

British authorities have said last Friday’s rampage, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the most significant attack on British people since 52 were killed when extremists targeted London’s transport system in July 2005. “He was trained during the same time in Libya as the Bardo attackers”, prime ministerial spokesman Dafer Neji told Reuters.

The other Britons brought back on Wednesday included Carly Lovett, 24, a fashion blogger from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, who reportedly survived the massacre on the beach only to die when a grenade was thrown into her hotel.

Tunisian authorities have identified 28-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui as the gunman who carried out the attack.

Initial local radio reports on Friday had suggested there may have been another gunman.

THE body of Tunisian terror victim Trudy Jones will be repatriated today, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Hammond said he was confident the number was the final death toll.

The massacre was the worst of its kind in Tunisia, one of the Arab world’s most secular countries, which transitioned to democracy after a 2011 uprising.

The sector accounts for about seven percent of gross domestic product in a country already suffering from the upheaval that followed the 2011 overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Wearing T-shirts marked “Tourism police”, armed officers on quadbikes patrolled the beach of the Imperial hotel, as well as other sites nearby, AFP journalists said.

He also urged greater global terrorism cooperation in a “war… between democratic Tunisia and an global jihadi movement”. But it is also struggling with the rise of ultra-conservative Islamist groups, some of them violent.


Meanwhile, the defence secretary has set out the case for air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria.

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