At least 28 people, mostly foreign tourists, have been killed when gunmen opened fire on a beach in the resort town of Sousse, located 140 kilometers southern the capital Tunis.
Ministry of tourism : #Tunisia #SousseAttack 27 dead and 18 wounded are mostly from #germany #Belgium #UnitedKingdom #russia
— Zied Mhirsi (@zizoo) June 26, 2015
Police killed one of the gunmen, while local media reported the arrest of another suspect.
#BREAKING #Sousse #Tunisia 2nd suspect in the terrorist attack has been arrested http://t.co/LJn2eKNn09 pic.twitter.com/Ccc0hAbjKL
— Tunisia Live (@Tunisia_Live) June 26, 2015
This is the second attack targeting foreign tourists in the span of less than four months, after militants killed 22 tourists and a police officer in an attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis on 18 March.
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No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. But since 2012, Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade, a militant group linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) staged a number of deadly attacks against police and armed forces. ISIS also claimed its responsibility for the Bardo Museum attack in March.
This is a coordinated attack, possibly bearing the flag of #ISIS, in 3 countries, 3 continents: #France, #Kuwait and #Tunisia .
— Youssef Cherif (@Faiyla) June 26, 2015