Rabat - At least twenty-seven people have been killed after gunmen stormed a tourist resort near the Tunisian town of Sousse, according to the country's Interior Ministry.
Rabat – At least twenty-seven people have been killed after gunmen stormed a tourist resort near the Tunisian town of Sousse, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.
The Reuters news agency said the attack was on the Imperial Marhaba hotel, north of the center of the city of Sousse. One gunman is reported dead while another is being pursued.
A spokesperson of the Tunisian Interior Ministry said on Tunisian state television that tourists were among those who had been killed.
Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles shot groups of tourists lying on sunbeds. Other reports indicated that two hotels may have been attacked.
Sousse, 150 kms from Tunis, is one of Tunisia’s popular tourist destinations. The country has been on high security alert since last March when gunmen attacked the Bardo Museum in the capital.