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37 Killed in Terror Attack on Hotels in Tunisia

37 Killed in Terror Attack on Hotels in Tunisia

Two bodies on the beach after the attack in Tunisia. Credit unknown.
Two bodies on the beach after the attack in Tunisia. Credit unknown.

More than 37 have been killed and dozens injured after two gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles stormed the private beaches of two hotels.

According to Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui, 37 people have been confirmed dead at the attack in Sousse.

Among the hotels involved is the five-star Imperial Marhaba hotel. Sousse is one of Tunisia’s most popular beach resorts and attracts many tourists from across the globe.

According to initial reports, tourists are among those killed. Photographs circulating on social media showed at least two dead bodies of men in swimsuits on the sand, while others showed tourists barricading themselves inside their rooms.

It is unclear whether the gunmen have been killed or whether they managed to flee the scene.

Tunisia had been on high alert after gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, killing 22 people including tourists. ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack is the third deadly terror attack on Friday. A suicide bomber struck a mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers, while in France, gunmen decapitated one factory worker in Lyon.

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