UK: Londoners remember victims of Tunisian resort attack

A memorial service was held at Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, to pay tribute to the victims of the Tunisian resort attack, which took place exactly one week earlier. Flags were flown at half-mast and a moment of silence was observed. Thirty-nine people were killed, including at least 15 British tourists, and 36 left injured when a gunman opened fire on a beach near the Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, Friday June 26. Tunisian officials stated that security forces shot and killed the gunman, identified as 23-year-old Saifeddine Rezgui, who was not known to authorities prior to the attack. During the attack, Rezgui, a student at Kairouan University, reportedly pulled a Kalashnikov assault rifle from a beach umbrella and started firing at groups of tourists who were relaxing on the beach. Tunisian authorities are treating the shooting as an act of terrorism. The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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