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Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before attack

Tunisian security official: Gunmen behind deadly museum attack trained in neighboring Libya

A woman holds a placard reading: "No to Terrorism" as she demonstrates in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museum an...
A man holds a placard reading: "No to terrorism" as he demonstrates in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museum and k...
A man pays respects to victims near to a bloodstain during a demonstration in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museu...
Polish tourists arrive from Tunisia at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 19, 2015, as some Polish tour operators cut short their c...
A Polish tourists just arrived from Tunisia is welcomed at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 19, 2015, as some Polish tour operato...

Tunisia Attack

A woman holds a placard reading: "No to Terrorism" as she demonstrates in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museum an...

Tunisia Attack

A man holds a placard reading: "No to terrorism" as he demonstrates in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museum and k...

Tunisia Attack

A man pays respects to victims near to a bloodstain during a demonstration in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museu...

Poland Tunisia Attack

Polish tourists arrive from Tunisia at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 19, 2015, as some Polish tour operators cut short their c...

Poland Tunisia Attack

A Polish tourists just arrived from Tunisia is welcomed at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 19, 2015, as some Polish tour operato...

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A top Tunisian security official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a top museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack.

Rafik Chelli, the Interior Ministry's top security official, said the attackers had slipped out of Tunisia in December and received weapons training in Libya before returning home. He told the El Hiwar El Tounsi TV channel that authorities did not have details about where or with which group they had trained.

Wednesday's attack at the National Bardo Museum killed 21 people, 17 of them cruise ship tourists. The two gunmen were killed in a firefight.

The Islamic State group based in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility. Several well-armed groups in Libya have pledged their allegiance to Islamic State.