Rise of radical militants in Tunisia's post-revolutionary turmoil suspected behind attacks

March 19, 2015 1:33 PM

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RABAT, Morocco – The attack on Tunisia's national museum and the nearby parliament on Wednesday could have come from the radical militants who have been fighting the Tunisian government since the 2011 revolution that overthrew the country's long-ruling secular dictator — though this is the first time foreigners and civilians have been targeted on such a scale. Here's a look at the possible perpetrators behind the attack.

It is likely the perpetrators did not come from any particular established terror group, but are instead part of the large mass of disaffected young people in the country, some of whom fought with extremists groups in Syria and have been inspired by the rhetoric of the radical Islamic State group.

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