Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the deadly museum attack on Wednesday in Tunisia that claimed over 20 lives, according to an online audio recording cited by Reuters.
The three-hour attack took place at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia’s capital on Wednesday. Twenty-three people died, including 20 foreign tourists, a Tunisian and two gunmen, according to local authorities. Fifty more were injured.
The recording distributed online praised the two gunmen calling them “knights of the Islamic State.”
Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia’s capital and killed 19 people, “shooting at anything that moved,” a witness said.
Two gunmen were slain by security forces following the deadliest attack on civilians in the North African country in 13 years, and the president said the young democracy was embroiled in a war with terror.