Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims

Kamel Jendoubi, minister for civil society, said all the victims have been identified and all those injured have left hospitals.


Radhia said she feels sorry for the victims and their families and hopes the people behind the plot are found. “They were our guests”.

The Islamic State terrorist group, which is active in Syria and Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The country will observe a minute’s silence at 1030 GMT after having made the same gesture on Friday in honour of its latest victims of terror.

Rezgui killed 30 British people in Tunisia as he casually walked along the beach and shot them.

The queen and her husband Prince Philip joined in the silence during a visit to Strathclyde University in Glasgow, while Cameron marked the moment in his Witney constituency northwest of London.

A total of 76 liaison officers from Scotland Yard are supporting the families of those killed and specialist counter-terrorism police advisers have been deployed to Tunisia to work with authorities to review security at other Tunisian tourist resorts and attractions.

Matches started at 12.15pm rather than the usual 11.30am to allow players, staff and fans to take part. Imagine losing one of your loved ones in such horrific circumstances and then finding out he was lying metres from the monster that killed them.

Tunisian authorities have questioned several suspected associates of Rezgui, who had links to the self-styled Islamic State.

A special ceremony is being organized at the Tunisian beach resort in Sousse to remember the 38 people who were killed in a deadly attack a week ago.

The remains will be released to the families following post-mortem examinations.

Tunisia on Thursday said eight people had been arrested in connection with the massacre carried out by 23-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui, who gunned down foreign tourists after pulling a Kalashnikov assault rifle from a beach umbrella.


Recent days have seen military personnel complete the solemn task of receiving some of the victims on British soil in a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

PAThe bodies of British victims were carried off aircrafts at RAF Brize Norton