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Bardo museum attack suspect had been rescued off migrant boat, say police

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Bardo museum attack suspect had been rescued off migrant boat, say police

<p>Italian police say a 22-year-old Moroccan man arrested in connection with the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/18/reports-of-gunfire-at-tunisia-parliament/">Bardo museum shooting</a> in Tunisia arrived in Italy on a migrant boat one month before the attack.</p> <p>Photos taken by a Reuters photographer show Abdelmajid Touil waiting in a Sicilian port to get off a navy vessel which had rescued him along with other migrants at sea in February. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align="center"><p lang="it" dir="ltr">Tutto quello che c’è da sapere sull’arresto del presunto attentatore di Tunisi. <a href="http://t.co/Fo7d560Kjl">http://t.co/Fo7d560Kjl</a> <a href="http://t.co/9Q2DP2llrC">pic.twitter.com/9Q2DP2llrC</a></p>— Internazionale (@Internazionale) <a href="https://twitter.com/Internazionale/status/601400813974499329">May 21, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Italy’s interior minister said they are not sure about Touil’s movements after he arrived in Sicily.</p> <p>Sources close to the investigation told Reuters they were “99 percent sure” he was in Italy during the March attack.</p> <p>Tunisia said it has arrested most of those to blame for the shooting launched by militants loyal to a number of hardline religious groups. </p> <p>The Bardo museum attack in Tunis left 21 tourists dead.</p>