Women, Algerians said to have been a part of operation in Ben Gardane, Tunisia
Witnesses to Tunisia’s Ben Guardane 7 March attack have said that “Algerians were among the terrorists” who attacked a military compound in the town near the border with Libya, privately-owned Algerian newspaper El-Khabar website reported on 9 March.
The witnesses, who said they met some of the attackers, told El-Khabar that they recognized the perpetrators of the attack as Algerian from their accent.
One witness said he identified two female attackers, whom he spotted in “wanted” posters previously put out by the Interior Ministry.
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said on 8 March that initial investigations indicated that around 50 militants took part in the attack, most of whom were Tunisian nationals, with some presence of foreign nationals, the origins of which he did not specify.