Tunisia kills 'suspected architect' of museum attack

Tunisian security forces have killed a senior Algerian suspected who they accuse of helping orchestrate the Bardo museum attack which targeted foreign tourists, Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Sunday.

Tunisia kills 'suspected architect' of museum attack

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Tunisian security agencies have killed nine people, including the suspected chief architect of a recent deadly attack on Tunis' Bardo Museum, in the southern province of Gafsa, an Interior Ministry source said Sunday.

"Leader of Uqba Ibn Nafi Brigades militant group Khaled al-Shayeb, also known as Luqman Abu Sakhr, was killed in a security operation in Gafsa," the source, requesting anonymity, told.

Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Facebook earlier that eight "terrorists" were killed in a major counterterrorism operation in Gafsa.

Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said last week that that al-Shayeb and Uqba Ibn Nafi Brigades armed group were behind the shooting rampage in Tunis' Bardo museum, which left 23 people – mostly foreign tourists – dead.

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