Several Killed in Attack on Tunisian Beach Hotel

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Several Killed in Attack on Tunisian Beach Hotel

At least 27 people have been reported killed in an attack on two hotels in the Tunisian city of Sousse, and at least one gunman has been killed in clashes there, a security source said on Friday.

The attack was on the Imperial Marhaba hotel, the source and local radio said.

“The operation was carried out in two hotels. There are seven dead, maybe more,” ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told Mosaique radio.

State television said shots were fired on a beach in front of a hotel.

Sousse is one of the North African country’s most popular beach resorts, drawing tourists from Europe and neighboring countries. Tunisia has been high alert since Islamist gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, killing a group of foreign visitors.

Tunisia has been on high alert since March when Islamist militant gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis, killing a group of foreign tourists in one of the worst attacks in a decade in the North African country.

 

Source: Reuters