SA woman critically injured in Tunisian shooting

The woman and her husband were among the South Africans visiting the museum.

FILE: Tunisian security forces secured the area after gunmen attacked Tunis’s famed Bardo Museum on 18 March, 2015 and freed the captives. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Cruise line operator, MSC, says a South African woman wounded in a deadly terrorist attack at a museum in Tunisia remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The woman and her husband were among a number of South Africans who were on board the MSC Splendida liner, which docked in Tunisia this week.

More than 20 people were killed when militants attacked the Bardo Museum in Tunis on Wednesday.

MSC cruises Daphne Osborne says all 78 South African passengers have been accounted for.

"We have two passengers who remained behind in Tunis. The others are all due to arrive shortly in Barcelona as the cruise ship left. They are all accounted for on board, other than the injured lady, who still remains in serious condition in hospital in Tunis, together with her husband."

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#COSATU extends its heartfelt condolences to the people of Tunisia and speedy recovery to those injured @SkyNews #RespectLife

ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY

The Islamic State (Isis) on Thursday claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack.

Isis confirmed its involvement in an audio recording posted online on Thursday afternoon.

The slaying of 20 tourists in Tunis comes weeks after the African Union's decision to deploy 7,500 troops to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

Tunisian President Benji Beji Caid Essebsi declared war on terrorism following the slaying of tourists and the siege on a museum next to Parliament in the centre of Tunis.