Attacker had help, official says
The student who massacred holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach and at a swank resort hotel acted alone during the attack but had accomplices who supported him beforehand, an Interior Ministry official said.
Police were searching nationwide for more suspects after the slaughter of at least 38 people in Sousse on Friday, Tunisia’s deadliest such attack. The student’s father and three roommates were detained and being questioned in the capital, Tunis, Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told the Associated Press.
The suspect has been identified as Seifeddine Rezgui, 24, a graduate of Tunisia’s Kairouan University. The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
Investigators believe accomplices provided the Kalashnikov assault rif le and helped Rezgui get to the scene, Aroui said.