Spanish couple who survived Tunis hid all night in museum

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MADRID (AP) -- Spain's foreign minister says two Spaniards who survived a terror attack at a Tunisian museum hid inside the building all night.

Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Juan Carlos Sanchez and Cristina Rubio, who is four months pregnant, appeared after dawn Thursday and were well.

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Spanish couple who survived Tunis hid all night in museum
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Museum attack hostages are seen after Tunisian Security forces start an operation as gunmen reportedly took hostages at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ezer Mnasri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Tunisian security forces leave the Bardo Museum after an operation in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A member of the Tunisian security forces stands guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, on the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. Tunisia's president promised to wage a 'merciless war against terrorism' after gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Wounded museum attack victims are taken to nearby hospitals for treatment in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces stand guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, on the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. Tunisia's president promised to wage a 'merciless war against terrorism' after gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
ALTERNATIVE CROP Tunisian security forces stand guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, on the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. Tunisia's president promised to wage a 'merciless war against terrorism' after gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces stand guard near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, on the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. Tunisia's president promised to wage a 'merciless war against terrorism' after gunmen killed at least 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians in a daylight attack in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Museum attack hostages are seen after Tunisian Security forces start an operation as gunmen reportedly took hostages at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ezer Mnasri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Museum attack hostages are seen after Tunisian Security forces start an operation at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ezer Mnasri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Members of the Tunisian armed forces take up positions during an operation at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ezer Mnasri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : A Tunisian security force helicopter take security measures around the Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Tunisian security forces take security measures around the Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Tunisian security forces take security measures around the Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Tunisian security forces take security measures around the Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Bullets holes are seen on a window of a bus around Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18 : Bullets holes are seen on a window of a bus around Bardo Museum after an attack in Tunis, Tunisia on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people including 17 tourists, the Tunisian Prime Minister said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A member of the Tunisian special security forces sits in a car after the killing of two gunmen who attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least 17 foreigners were killed, they were among 19 people who died in the attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the Tunisian special security forces sits in a car after the killing of two gunmen who attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least 17 foreigners were killed, they were among 19 people who died in the attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces open a gate to allow an ambulance carrying wounded victims from a gunmen attack at Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015 to pass. At least 17 foreigners were killed, they were among 19 people who died in the attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Security measures are taken outside the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. At least eight people, including six foreign tourists, were killed in the attack by unidentified gunmen on the museum in the Tunisian capital, the Interior Ministry said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Police forces arrest a suspicious man when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage at the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed in an attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisia's president has vowed not to give in to terrorism after the shootings in the country which left 21 people dead. Jonathan Samuels reports.
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Security measures are taken outside the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Police forces arrest a suspicious man when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage at the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed in an attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers look for evidence, outside the Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, March 19, 2015, a day after gunmen opened fire killing over 20 people, mainly tourists. One of the two gunmen who killed 19 tourists and others at a prominent Tunisian museum was known to intelligence services, Tunisia's prime minister said Thursday. But no formal links to a particular terrorist group have been established in an attack that threatens the country's fledgling democracy and struggling tourism industry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Bystanders watch as policemen guard the Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, March 19, 2015, a day after gunmen opened fire killing over 20 people, mainly tourists. One of the two gunmen who killed 19 tourists and others at a prominent Tunisian museum was known to intelligence services, Tunisia's prime minister said Thursday. But no formal links to a particular terrorist group have been established in an attack that threatens the country's fledgling democracy and struggling tourism industry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
#Tunisie: #attaque armée en cours dans le quartier du parlement, 8 morts http://t.co/ugMF8EOYYx #AttaqueBardo http://t.co/WJmjznDbvJ
An armed Tunisian policeman in plainclothes stops a vehicle as security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed in an attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015. At least seven foreigners and a Tunisian were killed in an attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Security measures are taken outside the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: An ambulance evacuating woundeds from the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. At least eight people, including six foreign tourists, were killed in the attack by unidentified gunmen on the museum in the Tunisian capital, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA - MARCH 18: Security measures are taken outside the National Bardo Museum, near the country's parliament in Tunis, when gunmen take an unknown number of tourists hostage on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. At least eight people, including six foreign tourists, were killed in the attack by unidentified gunmen on the museum in the Tunisian capital, the Interior Ministry said. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Cette photo est en train de circuler sur la toile #AttaqueBardo http://t.co/JFnJ3Bvwqb
#AttaqueBardo http://t.co/HDkcNzB0kG
"@adel_0: Encore des ambulances même militaires #TnARP#Bardo #AttaqueBardo #Tunisie http://t.co/QswNmnmEW8"
Clashes in Tunisia near Parlment Building and Bardo Museum, 3 terrorists are taking hostages http://t.co/TuWsh0WXwv http://t.co/ZonYOZ8z2e
A tourist watches mosaics at Bardo museum on May 17, 2012 in Tunis. Expanded and renovated result after years of work, the Bardo Museum in Tunis, famous for its exceptional collection of mosaics, opened its new wing and presented with new material, on the occasion of International Museum Day. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/GettyImages)
Tourists watch mosaics at Bardo museum on May 17, 2012 in Tunis. Expanded and renovated result after years of work, the Bardo Museum in Tunis, famous for its exceptional collection of mosaics, opened its new wing and presented with new material, on the occasion of International Museum Day. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/GettyImages)
Tourists watch mosaics at Bardo museum on May 17, 2012 in Tunis. Expanded and renovated result after years of work, the Bardo Museum in Tunis, famous for its exceptional collection of mosaics, opened its new wing and presented with new material, on the occasion of International Museum Day. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/GettyImages)
Tunis Tunisia Interior Bardo Museum
#Tunisia's law enforcement officers blocked 2 militants in #BardoMuseum, http://t.co/gxSuJPfyJs #PriseOtagesBardo http://t.co/6b5zUTxDYX
Les forces de sécurité à l'intérieur du musée #Bardo via @TUNISCOPEcom http://t.co/CXk2AaP7J4
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Garcia-Margallo told reporters in Valencia that Spanish consular officials and police had searched all night for the couple, who were neither listed among the 23 dead nor among those found safe after Wednesday's attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.

He said the Spanish couple killed in the Tunis attack were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and it was the first time they had traveled outside Spain. Their two children were flying to Tunis along with a terror attack counselor to retrieve their parents' bodies.

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