Tunisians wave the national flag as they protest outside the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, a day after the attack on the national museum. AFP PHOTO/FADEL SENNA
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ISIS claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack on a famed Tunis museum that left 23 people dead, scores of tourists wounded and upended the country's struggling tourism industry.Tunisian security forces, meanwhile, arrested nine people, the president's office said, adding that five of them were directly connected to Wednesday's attack on the Bardo by two gunmen who were later slain by police. The other four suspects who were arrested in central Tunisia were part of a cell supporting those involved in the attack, the statement said.A Spanish man and a pregnant Spanish woman who survived hid in the museum all night in fear.Three Tunisians were killed, including two attackers.Dr. Samar Samoud of the health ministry said six of the dead remained unidentified. She listed the rest of the foreign victims as three Japanese women, three French citizens, a retired Spanish couple, an Australian man, a Colombian woman, a British woman, a Polish man, a Belgian woman and an Italian citizen.
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