The Islamic State (IS) has said that it was behind Wednesday’s terror attack at the Bardo museum that left 23 people dead.

In an audio statement distributed online through Twitter known to support IS, the militant group said that the gun attack was carried out by “two knights of the caliphate” and named them as Abu-Zakariya al-Tunisi and Abu-Anas al-Tunisi.

IS went on to describe the attack as a “”blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia”.

Meanwhile, Tunisian authorities say that they have arrested nine people in connection with the attack, which targeted tourists as they entered the Bardo National Museum on the Tunis suburbs.

The Tunisian presidency said that four of the suspects were directly linked to the attack, and the other five had “ties to the cell”.



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