Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Sunday that during a raid in the southern Gafsa region that security forces had destroyed at least nine suspected militants from the local group Okba Ibn Nafaa; the group is accused of orchestrating the deadly Bardo Museum Attack, according to media reports.
"We have killed most of the leaders of Okba Ibn Nafaa who were behind many recent attacks. This is a clear and strong response to terrorism after the Bardo attack," Nafaa said.
A Tunisian policeman and 21 foreign tourists were killed in the March 18 attack on the Bardo Museum; the Islamic State claimed responisibility. The Tunisian authorities, however, said that Okba Ibn Nafaa is to blame.