Tunisia attack: Eights ‘sleeper cell’ suspects held following arrests over Sousse hotel massacre

The Tunisian government says it has detained eight suspects over the shooting of 38 people at a hotel in Sousse.

A senior government official said 12 people had been arrested in total in the aftermath of the incident, which saw 23-year-old Sousse gunman Seiffedine Rezgui shot dead by police.

Four of those arrested have since been released, while the other eight – seven men and one woman – are being detained for further questioning.