Twelve held in connection with shootings on Tunisia beach


A total of 12 people have now been arrested as part of the investigation into the massacre at a beach resort in Tunisia that killed 38 people, including three Irish, officials said today.

Tunisia’s Radio Mosaique reported that Lazhar Akremi, a senior official with the ruling Nida Tounes party, made the announcement at a party meeting.

The report did not say when or where the arrests took place.

The Tunisian government is holding a news conference today in the capital Tunis about the investigation into Friday’s attack.

The so-called Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which Tunisian student Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a beach in the resort of Sousse.

The attacker was later killed by police.

Tunisian investigators are still hunting for accomplices believed to have helped Rezgui.

According to Tunisian officials, he trained at a Libyan jihadist camp at the same time as the two gunmen who attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, killing 22 people.

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