Tunisia arrests 23 over museum attack

Tunisia on Thursday said it had arrested a 23-strong “terror cell” that was behind last week’s jihadist attack on the Bardo Museum, which killed 20 foreign tourists and a policeman.

All those arrested were Tunisian, the interior minister, Najem Gharsalli, said, while another Tunisian, two Moroccans and an Algerian were still on the run.

The authorities have previously named the Tunisian as Maher Ben Mouldi Kaidi, the “third attacker”, who is said to have provided the operation with its weapons.