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Tunisia Hotel Attack

At least 27 people have been killed by gunmen at a beach resort in Tunisia, the country's interior ministry has confirmed.

So far we know:

One gunman has been killed and another is being pursued
Graphic photos appear to show tourists lying dead next to sun loungers
Other tourists have shut themselves in their hotel rooms
Have you witnessed the attack or can provide more information? Please call our newsdesk on 0207 293 3407.

If you have family in Tunisia the Foreign Office can be contacted on 0207 008 1500.

3:27 pm
'My family fled on speedboats'
An 18-year-old from Rotherham has told Mirror Online his mum, dad, sister and grandma all fled the beach in Sousse on speedboats.

Callum Emery has spoken to dad Christopher, who was staying in the Imperial Marhaba on holiday with Callum's mum Paula, sister Abigal and nan Wanda Goulty.

The Marhaba is one of the two hotels affected.

He said: "They were on the beach when the gunman appeared. They're not sure if he came from the hotel onto the beach or the other way round.

The scene near the site of the terror attack
"A couple of speedboats were doing things like water skiing, and they came to the shore.

"My dad jumped on one boat and my mum, sister and nan jumped on another one.

"My dad's been taken to a different hotel where there's quite a few other people. I only know he's okay because he managed to get hold of me from a payphone.

"He only saw one gunman but people in the hotel are saying there were three and they've all been arrested."

3:21 pm
One of two hotels is run by Spanish firm
One of the two beachside hotels caught up in the attacks is the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed the hotel is owned by a Spanish company, RIU Hotels & Resorts, which has more than 100 hotels in 19 countries.

Several Brits are staying at the hotel.

3:18 pm
No Thomas Cook customers were at affected hotels
An updated statement from Thomas Cook has said: "Thomas Cook is aware of a tragic incident which occurred earlier today in Port el Kantaoui, Tunisia.

"We can confirm that the hotels targeted are not offered by Thomas Cook, and that none of our customers or staff were in residence at the time.

"However, we do currently have customers staying in other parts of the resort, and our experienced teams on the ground are continuing to offer every support to them and their families at this difficult time.

"Our customers’ welfare remains our primary concern, and we are liaising closely with our overseas team and the FCO. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and will provide further updates as appropriate."

3:16 pm
Hotels on full military lockdown
Steve Johnson, who is staying at the Imperial Marhaba hotel, said: "We were just laying on the beach as usual... and we heard what at first we thought was fireworks but it was soon pretty obvious that that it was not fireworks, it was firearms being discharged, and people screaming and starting to run from along the beach towards us.

"Me and my friend said: 'That's guns, let's go' and we shouted to everybody around us who joined the sort of mass rush from the beach. People running in all directions around us."

Footage from the scene as terrorists attack hotels in TunisiaFootage from the scene as terrorists attack hotels in Tunisia
Once at the hotel, he said: "We tried to organise people to get themselves concealed away from windows and got the staff to lock up the doors, and we stayed there until we started to see armed police officers on the site and waited until we were told it was safe to come out.

"The place has been completely locked down now by the military and a lot of armed police officers. The majority of people have gone to their rooms."

He said the authorities were now "removing a number of bodies from around the pool area".

"It's just horrific really that something like this could happen."

3:10 pm
Flight turns back thanks to terror attack
At least one commercial flight which was heading for the resort's nearest airport has turned around.

JetAirFly, Thomson's Belgian airline arm, confirmed flight JAF5017 is now flying back to Brussels airport after diverting over the Mediterranean Sea.

It had left Brussels Airport at 1.26pm British time and was due to arrive near Sousse an hour later, but has turned back.

The Boeing 737 can seat 189 people.

2:50 pm
COBRA meeting to be held at 4.30pm
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will chair a meeting of the COBRA emergency committee at 4.30pm to discuss the response to three attacks in a single day.

Terrorists have carried out three bloody attacks within the space of three hours in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.

Prime Minister David Cameron is unable to chair the meeting because he remains at the European Council in Brussels.

2:48 pm
Desperate Brit families trying to contact relatives
Several British families are unable to get hold of relatives who are in the Tunisian resort.

One family member said her brother, sister-in-law, niece and two friends were all in Tunisia and uncontactable.

Another said her young daughter is in the country.

Concerned relatives can contact the Foreign Office main number on 0207 008 1500. Officials are hoping to set up a dedicated hotline later.

2:38 pm
Brit saw bodies when he went to fetch phone
Moya McCullagh says her son Darren, who's on holiday with his girlfriend, saw 'bodies everywhere'.

She tells Sky News: "He said 'it was like fireworks going off and we turned around and thought it was a suicide bomber'.

"He phoned me on another phone to tell me he was in the hotel, it was a terrorist attack.

"He was escorted back to the beach by police to get my phone and there were bodies everywhere."

There was a 'stampede' when the beach was evacuated, he said.

2:34 pm
New photos believed to show attack site
Distressing new photos are circulating on social media which claim to show the attack site after police responded.

They show bodies covered hastily with beach towels behind police tape as officers and bystanders look on.

A Twitter user who posted them has declared: "Terrorism has no religion."

2:25 pm
Statement from Sunway Holidays
Like British firm Thomas Cook, Irish firm Sunway Holidays has tourists in Sousse.

In a brief statement, Sunway said: "In relation to the incident in Tunisia earlier today, Sunway Holidays is working in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and relevant parties.

"Our primary concern is our customers in the resort and we are monitoring the situation closely.

"Further updates when information becomes available."

2:23 pm
Attacker 'was dressed like a tourist'
"One attacker opened fire with a Kalashnikov on tourists and Tunisians on the beach of the hotel," said a hotel worker at the site.

"It was just one attacker. He was a young guy dressed in shorts like he was a tourist himself."

Previous reports from the Interior Ministry have suggested there were at least two attackers, one of which was being pursued.

Google MapsAerial view of the hotels involved
2:20 pm
Aerial view of attack site

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2:13 pm
Picture reportedly shows gunman shot dead
A picture being circulated online reportedly shows the gunman who has been shot dead.

The photo has not been confirmed as genuine.

It shows a man lying next to a gun while a police officer takes a photo on his phone.

lionelTunisiano/Twitteralleged gunman of terrorist attack in sousse, tunisia
2:04 pm
History of attacks at tourist sites
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a failed attack on the beach in Sousse in October 2013, while 21 people lost their lives in an attack in the country earlier this year.

One Brit was killed in the terrorist attack in March at the Bardo National museum in Tunis, where gunmen stormed the tourist attraction and sparked a three-hour siege.

The country has undergone unprecedented social and political change since the 2011 uprisings and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says there is a "high" threat from terrorism.

Maajid Nawaz, chairman of the counter-extremist Quilliam Foundation, told Sky News: "I think what has been happening in France is connected to what has been happening in Tunisia and elsewhere.

"It appears to be at the moment a coordinated attack by Isis on soft targets across the world."

2:02 pm
Dead tourists 'mostly German and British'
Local radio has said those killed were mostly German and British. The reports have not yet been confirmed.

Interior ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui described the victims as mostly tourists but did not give any nationalities.

Two gunmen opened fire at a beach in the resort of Sousse. One of the gunmen was killed and police are pursuing the other, said Mr Aroui.

1:57 pm
PM: Emergency meeting this afternoon
There will be an emergency COBRA committee meeting this afternoon, says David Cameron.

He is talking about today's attacks in Tunisia and in France from the European Council summit in Brussels.

"This is a threat that faces all of us. These events that have taken place today in Tunisia and France can happen anywhere," he says.

"We've got to do all we can to help. That means cooperating on counter-terrorism... and dealing with the threat at source.

"We have to deal with this poisonous radical narrative that is turning so many young minds.

"The people who do these things sometimes claim they do it in the name of Islam. They don't. Islam is a religion of peace.

"They do it in the name of a twisted and perverted ideology that we have to confront with everything we have."

1:53 pm
'I grabbed my children and ran'
An Irish woman on holiday with her two sons, has described how she grabbed her children and ran for their lives when they heard gunfire.

She told RTE Radio: "We were on the beach, my sons were in the sea and I just got out of the sea.

"It was about 12 o'clock and I just looked up about 500 metres from me and I saw a (hot air) balloon collapse down, then rapid firing, then I saw two of the people who were going to go up in the balloon start to run towards me - because I thought it was fireworks.

Helicopter in Sousse attackHelicopter in Sousse attack
"So, I thought 'oh my God, it sounds like gunfire', so I just ran to the sea to my children and grabbed our things and as I was running towards the hotel, the waiters and the security on the beach started saying 'run, run run!' and we just ran to our room, which is like a little bungalow.

"So we are actually trapped in our room."

1:48 pm
Foreign Office sets up emergency hotline
The Foreign Office said people in the UK concerned about relatives in Tunisia should call them on 0207 208 1500.

A spokesman said any British nationals in Tunisia should make contact with the embassy there.

1:46 pm
'Scores' of Irish tourists in Sousse
It is believed there are scores of Irish holidaymakers in Sousse at the moment.

While Dublin's Department of Foreign Affairs could not immediately confirm the number of citizens in the resort, it said there were no reports at this stage of any Irish hurt.

"Our embassy in Madrid and our Honorary Consul in Tunis are monitoring the situation in Sousse, Tunisia and are providing updates," a spokeswoman said.

"We are currently not aware of any Irish citizens involved in the incident.

"Anyone with concerns about family or friends can call the Department on 01 408 2000."

Below is a second graphic photo which appears to have been taken at the scene of the attack by an Instagram user.

instagram/chervonecTerrorist attack in sousse, tunisia
1:45 pm
Horrifying photos emerge from attack scene
Warning: Some readers will find these images distressing

Graphic photos which appear to have been taken at the attack scene have been taken by an Instagram user.

They are geo-tagged on the same area of beach where the attack has taken place, north of the centre of the city of Sousse.

The images show a man and a woman lying bloodstained in their beach shorts next to a row of sun loungers.


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Borders need to be closed, now. These fuckers are on route to destroy all that makes the free world free.
It's hardly a free world if the borders are closed

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