Dozens killed in terror attacks

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Published: Saturday 27th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 39 people.

It was one of three deadly attacks Friday from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

The shootings in the Tunisian resort of Sousse happened at about the same time as a bombing at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait and an attack on a US-owned factory in France that included a beheading.

It was unclear if the violence was linked but it came days after the IS militants urged their followers “to make Ramadan a month of calamities for the nonbelievers”. In all, the assailants killed at least 65 people.

The SITE Intelligence Group reported later that the IS claimed credit for the Tunisia attack on its Twitter account and identified the gunman as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani.

Published: Saturday 27th June 2015 by The News Editor

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