At least 27 people were killed at a beachfront hotel in Tunisia today — the same day a terrorist targeted a French factory and a mosque in Kuwait was bombed.
According to CNN, Tunisia’s interior minister announced on state-run television that the casualties occurred at the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba, where at least one gunman was reportedly killed.
One witness tells CNN she saw bloodied bodies lying in the sand and people from neighboring hotels jumping over fences to get to her hotel. The tourist from Wales, staying at a hotel about a mile from the attack scene, said she heard at least 30 seconds of sustained gunfire.
On its website, Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba is described as “an all-inclusive hotel with views of Port El Kantaoui.”
Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, has had a relatively peaceful political transition. However, this year, the North African nation has been the target of two mass-casualty terror attacks on popular tourist destinations. In March, ISIS gunmen stormed the landmark Bardo Museum in Tunis, killing at least 23 people.
The bloodshed in the town of Sousse, Tunisia today comes the same day as two other deadly terrorist attacks in other countries.
One person was beheaded and two injured at a gas factory near Lyon in southeastern France, according to French President Francois Hollande. A suspect has been arrested in that case, according to the CNN report.
And also today– a suicide bombing during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kuwait, where the BBC reports, the death toll has now risen to at least 25. More than 200 people were reportedly wounded in the blast, which hit the Shiite-affiliated Al-Sadiq mosque in a busy area east of Kuwait City. An Islamic State affiliated group said it was behind this attack.