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Tunisia Terrorist Attack at Beach Is Linked to Assault at Museum

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A cortege carries coffins of eight British nationals killed in Tunisia in July. (Darren Staples/Reuters)

By    |   Thursday, 06 Aug 2015 09:26 AM

The Tunisia terrorist beach attack that killed 30 British tourists in June has been linked to an attack in March that killed 22 people at a museum in the capital of Tunis, according to Scotland Yard.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 tourists when he opened fire at a Sousse beach on June 26, according to the Daily Mail. Authorities managed to kill Rezgui after about 20 minutes.

"In the aftermath of the Sousse attack, Tunisian officials said Rezgui trained in neighboring Libya at the same time as two attackers who targeted the Bardo museum," ITV reported. "Scotland Yard, which supplied officers to help the Tunisian investigation into the beach massacre, said it was keeping an 'open mind' on the possibility that a second gunman was involved in the attack."

Metropolitan Police Commander Richard Walton told ITV that after looking at both attacks, officers believe that there is a link based on "strong" evidence.

"While I cannot go into further details regarding this live investigation, I can confirm that a team of officers, led by a senior detective from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, are working closely with the Tunisian authorities on both investigations and we have advised the coroner of the connection between the two," said Walton.

The Daily Mail said authorities in Tunisia have rounded up 150 people in connection with the Sousse attack, with 15 of them being slapped with terrorism charges. Authorities said it could take 18 months before they are tried.

Investigators in Britain have taken 459 witness statements and have viewed more than 370 photos and videos taken by mobile phones and other devices at the scene in Sousse.

CNN reported that the terrorist attacks on the country have damaged Tunisia tourism industry, which had not completely rebounded from the Arab Spring in 2011. Tourism accounts for roughly 15 percent of the country's annual gross domestic produc.

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The Tunisia terrorist beach attack that killed 30 British tourists in June has been linked to an attack in March that killed 22 people at a museum in the capital of Tunis, according to Scotland Yard.
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