Tunisia Tourists Attack: ISIS Asserts Accountability
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the random savagery at Tunisia’s Bardo Museum. Tunisia announced that five people were arrested in connection to the Tunisia tourists attack.
The U.S. government, meanwhile, expressed its deepest sympathies for the victims of the deadly attack, which claimed the lives of 22 tourists.
ISIS announced its accountability for the Tunisia tourists attack via recorded audio posted online, Fox News reported.
The Tunisia attack is a “blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia,” the ISIS said. The group claimed the two gunmen killed by security officials died because they ran out of bullets.
“Wait for the glad tidings of what will harm you, impure ones, for what you have seen today is the first drop of the rain,” the audio recording said.
Fox News learned that U.S. intelligence officials are already aware of the audio recording and are in the process of authenticating whether the material did come from ISIS.
Tunis police had announced arrest of five people with direct connection to the two gunmen killed during the exchange of fires.
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Statement by White House Press Secretary
The White House, through its press secretary, expressed its condolences to the victims of the attack. The government also highlighted its strong cooperation with Tunisia in the fight against terrorism.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of today’s heinous violence in Tunisia and condemn in the strongest terms this terrorist attack, which took the lives of innocent Tunisians as well as visiting tourists,” the White House said in the statement.
“While we do not yet know the identities of the attackers or their motives, what we do know is that their cowardly acts will not intimidate the Tunisian people, whose storied heritage is showcased at the site of this attack, the National Bardo Museum,” the statement reads.
“The United States is proud of our robust cooperation with Tunisia on counterterrorism and broader security issues, and we will continue to stand with our Tunisian partners against terrorist violence.”
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