Death Toll from Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait Rises

World | June 26, 2015, Friday // 21:44|  views

Members of the Tunisian security forces in an amroured vehicle patrol a street in al-Sousse, 150 kilometers fromTunisia, 26 June 2015. Photo: EPA

The death toll from the two terrorist attacks, which took place in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, is rising.

According to latest reports, at least 37 people, mainly foreign tourists, were killed and 36 injured in the attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort city of Sousse.

One of the gunmen has been shot in an exchange of fire with security forces, while the other is being pursued.

Tunisians, British, Germans, Belgian and at least one Irish citizen are among the victims of the attack, the BBC reports.

The death toll from the suicide attack, which took place at a Shia mosque in the capital of Kuwait – Kuwait City, has also risen.

According to latest reports, at least 25 people were murdered and another 202 wounded after a bomb exploded during the Friday prayer in the Imam Sadiq mosque.

Militants from a group affiliated with Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

In another act of violence at a factory in the French town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, an attacker reportedly carrying an Islamist flag decapitated one person and left several injured.

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov strongly condemned all three terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.


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