Islamic State group claims Tunisia museum attack

(PHOTO: ABC)

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia’s national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists.

Thursday’s statement described the attack as a “blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia,” and appeared on a forum that carries messages from the group.

Previous story: 21 dead in attack on Tunisian museum; some gunmen may be at large

The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group also announced that IS had claimed Wednesday’s attack.

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