Islamic State Takes Responsibility For Tunisia Museum Attack

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The Islamic State group issued a statement today, claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists.

Officials are uncovering more information about the two gunmen killed in Wednesday's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.

Government officials have said that nine people were arrested in connection with those attackers, identified as Yassine Laabidi and Hatem Khachnaoui.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Naveena Kottoor, who is covering the story for the BBC, for the latest.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Below, hear Jeremy Hobson's interview with Tunis resident Amine Chair, the day of the attack.


This segment aired on March 19, 2015.


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