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Dozens of tourists slain on Tunisian beach

Gunmen have attacked two tourist hotels in the Tunisian town of Sousse.

Photo: Tunisia Live

Photo: Tunisia Live

Reports claim that a man entered the hotel armed with a AK47 rifle and opened fire on tourists shortly before lunchtime.

Earlier reports state that another another gunman who was disguised as a tourist and hid his weapon in an umbrella, also opened fire at holidaymakers.

Six nationalities among dead according to Tunisian Ministry of Interior, including British, German, Irish and Belgian tourists.

Police engaged the attackers and killed one, named as 23 year old Seifeddine Yacoubi an aviation student from Kairouan.

The latest death toll has risen to 37 and 36 injured.

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President Essebsi has called on Tunisians to stand united and has announced extra according to www.tunisia-live.net

The attack took place during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, on a day in which a decapitated body daubed with Arabic writing was found in France, a suicide bomber killed two dozen people at a mosque in Kuwait and at least 145 civilians were reported killed by Islamic State militants in northern Syria.

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