Newspaper article International New York Times


Newspaper article International New York Times


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As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.

President says the hunt is on for a 3rd museum attacker

A third attacker in the deadly assault on the Bardo museum is on the run, Tunisia's president said Sunday as he declared his country at war with the extremists who killed 21 people at one of North Africa's most revered cultural institutions.

President Beji Caid Essebsi said that the attack had involved "three aggressors" and that the third man had escaped. He was speaking live with the French network iTele from inside the museum.

The Tunisian Interior Ministry has released security camera footage of Wednesday's attack showing two gunmen walking through the museum, carrying assault rifles and bags.

At one point, they encounter a third man with a backpack walking down a flight of stairs. They seem to briefly acknowledge each other before walking in opposite directions.

Police officers responding to the attack shot and killed the two gunmen. …

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