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Tunis museum attacker killed in Libya

Blood stains the ground at the visitors entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists in Tunis. Picture: Fethi Belaid/ AFP

Blood stains the ground at the visitors entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists in Tunis. Picture: Fethi Belaid/ AFP

Published May 30, 2016

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Kampala – A senior IS commander in Libya, Tunisian Khaled Al-Shayeb, who Tunisian security forces thought they had killed last October is reported to have finally died this week in clashes with Misratan fighters to the west of Sirte, in northern Libya, reported The Libya Herald.

Shayeb, also known as Luqman Abu Sakhr, was believed to have been one of the terrorists who organised last year’s attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in which 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, were murdered.

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The Tunisian National Guard claimed last year that Shayeb had been one of several commanders killed during an operation in Gafsa.

“The operations room of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, which is running the Misratan push towards Sirte, said that Shayeb’s body had been identified by detained terrorists,” reported the Herald

There has as yet been no reaction from the Tunisian authorities.

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– African News Agency

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