Police have confirmed that another man who was in charge of the Tunisia March 18 attack on the National Bardo Museum has been killed in an armed raid.
The terrorist, Khaled Chaieb also known as Abou Sakhr Lokman was killed in an operation with took place on Saturday night in the Gafsa region near the Algerian border.
The man is believed to have aided in the killing of the 21 tourists who were at the museum. Khaled is believed to be a prominent militant in al-Qaida’s North African arm and further described as one of the most dangerous terrorists.
The man is said to be among the young men who fled from Tunisia, joined terror groups and was back home for a mission to revenge through attacks.
This was the worst attack in Tunisia in the recent times. Security analysts have indicated that the attack’s massive destruction could be as a result of the laxity in security around the museum, as seen on some CCTV footage.
Following the attack, thousands of Tunisians took to the streets to show their solidarity despite the terror shake up. Tunisia President, Beji Caid Essebsi, on the other hand assured his citizens that he would ensure the fight against terrorists is intensified to avoid such attacks.
The government has further called on all major political parties to join the march from the seat of government at Bab Es-Saadoun to the museum in reference to the March 18th attack.
The attack, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, hit Tunisia’s tourism sector-a country which largely depends on tourism to further boost its economy.
ISIS, which has recruited close to 10,000 fighters who fled from Tunisia, applauded the dead gunmen and referred to them as ‘knights’ for their ‘blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia’.