The latest death has brought the death toll up to 40. Most of fatalities were British, Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid said earlier at a press conference. Tunisians, Germans, and French were also killed.
Friday’s deadly attack targeted foreign holidaymakers who were sunbathing on a beach in Tunisia’s northeastern resort town of Sousse. The gunman, pretending to be a swimmer and carrying a rifle under a parasol, opened fire at the beach before entering Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba.
Belgian airline Jetairfly sent nine passenger planes to Tunisia to evacuate tourists, according to Belgium's broadcaster Contact. The carrier also announced on its Twitter page it had decided "not to fly to Tunisia anymore."
Following the attacks in Tunisia, we have decided not to fly to Tunisia anymore. All info on http://t.co/jWFSIObUBg— Jetairfly (@jetairfly) 26 июня 2015
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Tunisia shooting. The group also said it was responsible for the Friday suicide bombing of a mosque in Kuwait. In a separate incident in France, a man suspected of Islamist activities appeared on Friday to have beheaded his boss before he drove a van into a gas factory outside Lyon, blowing up a storage facility.