Terrorist attack on a beach in the Port el-Kantaoui area of Sousse, Tunisia

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The Sousse attacks occurred on 26 June 2015 at the tourist resort at Port El Kantaoui, about 10 kilometres north of the city of Sousse, Tunisia Forty people, mostly tourists, were killed when armed gunmen attacked two hotels. It is the deadliest non-state attack in modern Tunisian history, surpassing the Bardo National Museum attack earlier in the year. At least 40 dead in attacks on 2 hotels in Tunisian coastal resort of Sousse, interior minister says

On 26 June 2015, the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel, a five-star property at Port El Kantaoui, a tourist complex situated on the coast about ten kilometres north of Sousse, Tunisia was hosting 565 guests mainly from Western Europe and was occupied at a rate of 77%.[15] Tourists from the hotel as well as from the Soviva Hotel located nearby were on the beach.

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At around noon, 22-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui  (surname varies) from Kairouan, disguised as a tourist, socialized with others, then he took out a Kalashnikov rifle from under a beach umbrella and opened fire on the tourists on the beach.

He entered the hotel, shooting at every individual. He was killed by security forces after an exchange of fire.

There is suspected to be another armed gunman who partook in the attack

Reports Of Terror Attack At Tunisia Hotel

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    Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
    1Joel RichardsJoel Richards00.00.199626.06.2015en
    2Saifeddine RezguiSaifeddine Rezgui00.00.199226.06.2015en, ru
    3Carly LovettCarly Lovett00.00.199126.06.2015en
    4Chris DyerChris Dyer00.00.198226.06.2015en
    5Lorna CartyLorna Carty00.00.197826.06.2015en
    6Scott ChalkleyScott Chalkley00.00.197326.06.2015en
    7Adrian  EvansAdrian Evans00.00.197126.06.2015en
    8Trudy JonesTrudy Jones00.00.196426.06.2015en
    William Graham00.00.196426.06.2015en
    Tatyana Homenko00.00.196126.06.2015en, lv, ru
    11Claire WindassClaire Windass00.00.196126.06.2015en
    12John StolleryJohn Stollery00.00.195726.06.2015en
    Stephen Mellor00.00.195626.05.2015en
    14Janet StockerJanet Stocker00.00.195226.06.2015en
    Angie Fisher00.00.194826.06.2015en
    16Elaine ThwaitesElaine Thwaites00.00.194626.06.2015en
    17Denis ThwaitesDenis Thwaites00.00.194526.06.2015en
    18John StockerJohn Stocker00.00.194126.06.2015en
    John Welch00.00.194126.06.2015en
    20Ray FisherRay Fisher00.00.194026.06.2015en