Deadly terrorist attacks kill dozens in Tunisia, France, Kuwait

At least 27 have died in Tunisia alone.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Jun 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:47 am CDT

Dozens of people were killed today in terrorist attacks carried out on three continents.

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In France, an American-owned factory became the scene of a beheading during which the perpetrator planted an Islamic State flag. 

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In Tunisia, a beach resort and two hotels were attacked and 27 victims and one shooter were killed in a major attack. Local police are currently hunting more gunmen.

In Kuwait City, the Islamic State took responsibility for a bombing at a mosque that injured at least eight people.

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The attacks came around the same time on Friday but the level of coordination is not yet clear but it comes just days after the Islamic State called for a torrent of attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“Muslims, embark and hasten toward jihad,” Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, an Islamic State spokesman, said earlier this week. “O mujahedeen everywhere, rush and go to make Ramadan a month of disasters for the infidels.”

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 11:07 am CDT