Sousse beach massacre linked to Tunis museum attack


The massacre of 38 tourists on a Tunisian beach is being linked to an earlier terror attack in the country which killed 22 people, Scotland Yard said today.

Some 30 Britons were among 38 tourists killed on the beach in Sousse by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.

The attack in June came just months after 22 people, mostly tourists, were killed at the National Bardo Museum outside the capital Tunis in March.

Commander Richard Walton, of the Metropolitan Police which supplied officers to help the Tunisian investigation into the massacre, said: "We are now linking evidentially the Bardo Museum investigation with the Sousse investigation."

He did not provide more details of the suspected connection but said it was based on "strong" evidence.

Terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Sousse attack.

Tunisian authorities have now arrested 150 people in relation to the Sousse attack.

Of those, 15 have been charged with terrorism offences.