Tunisia arrests second Moroccan suspect for Bardo attack

Published May 28th, 2015 - 03:48 GMT

Tunisia arrested a second Moroccan over the deadly Bardo attack, detaining the suspect on the border with Libya, AFP reported Thursday.

Interior ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said the suspect, Noureddine al-Naibi, was arrested at the Ras Jedir border crossing on charges of indirect involvement with the shootings claimed by Daesh (ISIS).

A Moroccan man was arrested last week in Italy for his suspected involvement in the attack that killed 21 tourists and a policeman at the capital's Bardo Museum in March. The man was a smuggled migrant that escaped Africa by boat to reach Europe. 

Abdelmajid Touil, 22, has insisted he is innocent and is fighting a request for extradition.

According to AFP about 50 people have been arrested on suspicion of connections with the attack that alarmed the international community, which often cites Tunisia as a success story from the Arab Spring. 

 


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