A young Tunisian girl holds her national flag in front of the Bardo Museum on March 20, 2015 in Tunis, two days after gunmen attacked the museum. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia said two gunmen who killed 21 people at its national museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, as the country marked Independence Day in sombre mood on Friday.The Islamic State group claimed Wednesday's attack on foreign tourists in Tunis, the deadliest since Tunisia's 2011 revolution which sparked the Arab Spring regional uprisings.IS, which includes hundreds of Tunisians in its ranks, threatened more attacks in an audio message claiming the massacre at the National Bardo Museum massacre.Authorities say as many as 3,000 Tunisians have gone to Iraq, Syria and Libya to join jihadist ranks, raising fears of returning battle-hardened militants plotting attacks.Amid international outrage over the attack on Tunisia -- hailed as a rare success story of the Arab Spring -- Essebsi was defiant.A Tunisian policeman killed in the attack was buried on Thursday.Tunisia has seen an upsurge in Islamist extremism since the 2011 revolution that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring.
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