Islamic Extremists

Tunisia, France, Kuwait Hit By Terror Strikes

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A suspect in the French attack was arrested in Lyon on Friday afternoon.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The attacks in France and Tunisia appear to be the second major attacks by Islamist militants this year in both countries.

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    Facts

    • A man has been beheaded at a factory near Grenoble in southeastern France, police said.
    • One of the suspects arrested was already known to intelligence agencies, according to French media reports.
    • At least 28 people are reported killed in a separate attack in Tunisia, Reuters and other agencies reported.
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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.

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