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27 killed in attack on Tunisian hotel

June 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Attack on a Tunisian hotel in Sousse, east of the country, has left at least 27 dead and injured six others, with figures likely to rise.

Two gunmen opened fire at a beach resort at the Hotel Imperial Marhaba. Security officials are thought to have killed one of the assailants while the other is still at large.

The attack comes hours after a Shia mosque was targeted in Kuwait in an explosion that left at least five dead, some reports claim that 24 were killed in the blast. The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Earlier in the same day, attackers in France stormed an American-owned chemical plant near Lyon and decapitated one person and attempted to blow up the factory. They are suspected of being ISIS supporters.

Images below for the explosion in Kuwait, by Anadolu Agency.