Tunisia: Hospital chaos as 37 killed in beach resort attack

At least 37 were killed - including British, Belgium and German tourists - and 36 left injured when two gunmen opened fire on a beach near to two hotels in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, between the Soviva and Imperial Marhaba hotels. Tunisian officials stated that security forces shot and killed one of the gunmen and are currently in pursuit of the second attacker. The dead gunman was reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Authorities are treating the shooting as an act of terrorism. No group has as yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Tunisia has been on high alert since Islamist militants attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis on March 18. Twenty-two people, mostly tourists from Europe, were killed in the attack and at least 50 others were left injured. The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for the assault on the museum, however Tunisian authorities said that they believed the Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade, a militant group with links to Al-Qaeda, to have launched the attack.

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