Following the deadly terror attack during the weekend, the Tunisian authorities said they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the attack that left one security officer dead and another wounded.
The attack occurred on Sunday in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse when the perpetrators rammed their vehicle into security officers and attacked them with knives.
National guard spokesman, Housameddine Jbabli on Monday, disclosed on Radio that seven suspects are being held by anti-terrorism authorities.
The Islamic State group’s Amaq agency carried a brief claim of responsibility on Monday for the attack. It was unclear whether or not the claim was opportunistic. However, on Sunday, the spokesman for Tunisia’s judicial section of the counter-terrorism fight said the attackers were dressed in IS colors bearing slogans glorifying the terror organization.
On Sunday, Tunisian forces fatally shot three alleged attackers. Among the seven detained is the wife of one of the dead attackers and the two brothers of another. Jbabli said that a preliminary investigation showed that the attackers had developed online links with foreign networks to find out how to make explosives.