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Obama offers condolences, help to Tunisian president

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi to offer condolences for the deadly museum attack and continued assistance in the investigation.



Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday called his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi to offer condolences for the deadly museum attack and continued assistance in the investigation.

Obama "extended sympathy, on behalf of all Americans, to the victims` families and loved ones," the White House said, following the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis which killed 21 people.

"The President affirmed our continued robust cooperation on counter-terrorism and broader security issues with the Tunisian government and offered continued US assistance and support in the ongoing investigation."

The Islamic State radical group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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