Tunisia denies local victims killed in Sousse

Prosecution authorities refute claims by local media that attack's victims included several Tunisians

Tunisia denies local victims killed in Sousse

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Tunisia’s prosecution authorities on Saturday denied media reports that victims of Friday’s attack in the western city of Sousse had included several Tunisian citizens, according to the country’s official news agency.

At least 39 people were killed on Friday – while roughly the same number were injured – when a gunman opened fire on foreign tourists on a popular beach in the seaside resort city.

On Saturday, Sufyan al-Sulaiti, a spokesman for Tunisia’s public prosecution authorities, told the Tunisian News Agency that no Tunisian citizens had been killed in the attack “contrary to what has been asserted by the media.”

According to Tunisia’s interior minister, the attack was carried out by a student from the city of Kairouan, located roughly 60 kilometers west of Sousse.

The deadly assault came roughly three months after 21 foreign tourists were gunned down by militants in a museum in capital Tunis.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Haziran 2015, 13:50