Twenty Eight Dead in Beach Resort Terror Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Beach in Sousse, Tunisia

Beach in Sousse, Tunisia. Photo: Sermal / Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Police killed one of the gunmen, while local media reported the arrest of another suspect.

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.

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.

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Written by Afef Abrougui

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