Tunisia attack death toll rises as first arrests are made

Tunisia has arrested the first suspects in connection with an attack on a museum in the capital. The prime minister says two gunmen killed in Tunis have also been identified.

On Thursday, Tunisia’s government announced that police had made the first arrests in an attack on a museum in the capital that killed at least 20 people.

“The security forces were able to arrest four people directly linked to the operation and five suspected of having ties to the cell,” the president’s office announced in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

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Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said investigators had identified the two gunmen killed by security forces after they attacked a group of tourists in the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.

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Escorted by security forces, rescue workers pull an empty stretcher outside the Bardo museum Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. (AP)

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