Three separate terror attacks, some or all of which may have been coordinated, rocked Tunisia, France and Kuwait on Friday, killing at least 63 people, including Western tourists.
In Tunisia, a popular destination for European tourists, at least 37 people were shot dead by gunmen on a beach in the resort town of El Kantaoui near the city of Sousse. Britons, Germans and and a Belgian were among the dead.
Hours earlier, a French man was decapitated and an Islamist flag raised near a factory in the town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Grenoble in southeastern France.
Islamist extremists are suspected of involvement in both attacks, but no one had claimed responsibility by Friday afternoon.
A third assault took place in Kuwait, where a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 200. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the bombing.