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Tunisian security forces have arrested eight people, including a woman, suspected of having direct links to the jihadist killing of 38 foreign tourists at a beach resort, a minister said Thursday. "Eight people with direct links to the carrying out of the operation, including a woman, have been arrested," Kamel Jendoubi, the minister in charge of government relations with civil society, told a press conference. Carried out by 23-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui, Friday's attack at Port El Kantaoui south of Tunis was claimed by the Islamic State group, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq.
The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case. Swiss authorities said Thursday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradition request the day before. The seven were detained in a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel on May 27 as a FIFA congress was about to start.