Tunisia Attackers Given Life Sentence

Tunisia attackers given life sentence

A Tunisian court has handed down life sentences to seven people involved in two deadly attacks at a museum and a resort hotel in 2015.

The first attack, at the Bardo museum in the capital Tunis, left 22 dead. Three Japanese nationals were among the victims.

Tunisia's state news agency reported that three defendants were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for their roles in the attack.

More than 20 people, including gunmen killed at the scene by security troops, have been indicted in the case.

The second attack took place three months later at a beach resort and left 38 dead.

Four people were given life sentences in that case.

Authorities determined the Islamic State militant group was behind the attacks and the gunmen had been trained in neighboring Libya.

The Tunisian government has since stepped up border security and intensified anti-terror efforts.