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Video of 'Tunisian gunman breakdancing' goes viral online

In the video, Saif Rezgui appears dancing on a French song called “Alors on Dance.”

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A video showing the Tunisian gunman, who opened fire on tourists at a Tunisian beach resort on Friday, killing at least 39 people, break dancing has gone viral in the Arabic press.

In the video, Saif Rezgui, who was shot dead by police after the attack, puportedly appears dancing on a French song called “Alors on Dance.” Al Arabiya News could not verify the authenticity of the video.

On Friday, Rezgui disguised as a tourist opened fire with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing people as they lounged at the beach and at the pool.

Most of the 39 people killed in the Tunisian beach hotel attack were British citizens.

Thousands of tourists have left Tunisia since Friday's attack, which has shocked the North African country that relies heavily on tourism for jobs and foreign currency revenues.

ISIS has claimed the Sousse attack. But officials say the gunman was not any watchlist of known potential militants.

One source said he appeared to have been radicalised over the last six months by recruiters, according to Reuters news agency.

It was the second major attack in Tunisia this year, following an Islamist militant assault on the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March when gunmen killed a group of foreign visitors as they arrived by bus.