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Tunisians set up a poster of Tunisian President President Beji Caid Essebsi at the entrance gate of the National Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia’s capital and killed scores of people, “shooting at anything that moved,” a witness said. | Michel Euler/AP Photo

Tunisia: 9 detained in connection to museum attack

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s presidency says security forces have arrested 9 people in connection with the attack on the national museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists.

The statement Thursday said that five of those arrested were directly connected to the operation, which involved two gunmen attacking the museum. Four others were linked to the attackers and were based outside the capital.

The statement described the attackers as a “cell” but did not give any further information if they were part of a larger group.

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