World

Tunisia museum attack: Government releases security camera footage

Tunisia's Interior Ministry has released security camera footage of the gunmen walking through the Bardo museum during the attack that killed 21 people.

1-minute video posted on the ministry's Facebook page shows men carrying assault rifles

Tunisia's interior ministry posted a video to Facebook showing the two gunmen moving through the museum with their guns drawn. In this video still, they encounter a third person who flees unharmed. (Tunisia Interior Ministry/Facebook/CBC News)

Tunisia's Interior Ministry has released security camera footage of the gunmen walking through the Bardo museum during the attack that killed 21 people.

The one-minute video posted on the ministry's Facebook page Saturday shows the two men walking through the museum, carrying assault rifles and bags.

At one point they encounter another man with a backpack walking down a flight of stairs. They briefly acknowledge each other before they walk on in opposite directions. There was no explanation of who the third man was.

One of the attackers is wearing a baseball cap and a heavy jacket, while the other has a red hoodie and track pants.

The video also shows stills of the dead gunmen, including a picture indicating that at least one was wearing an explosive belt.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.