Terror Attacks On Three Continents Leave Dozens Dead

Photo: AP Photo / AFP / Philippe Desmazes.
A trio of terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France erupted on Friday morning, leaving dozens dead on three continents.

This is a developing story. We'll continue to update.

The deadliest attack was in Tunisia, in the tourist city of Sousse, where two gunmen entered a hotel and opened fire, leaving at least 27 people dead. The interior minister says most of those killed were tourists, according to reports by the AP.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for an explosion that rocked a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City after Friday morning prayers. The BBC reports the attack was a suicide bombing, and that the number of casualties is likely to rise, perhaps substantially, as the search for bodies continues.

In France, a terror attack at an American-owned factory left one dead and two more injured. The deceased was found decapitated at the Air Products plant in the town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier this morning.

The attackers in France carried ISIS flags and were attempting to blow up the factory, according to multiple reports. French authorities apprehended a suspect, 35-year-old Yassin Salhi, who was "in touch with Salafists,"a fundamentalist Islamic group, according to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

The attack in southeast France happened around 10 a.m. local time this morning, in a town close to Lyon. A man drove a truck at high speeds into a part of the factory that housed gas containers, attempting to incite an explosion.

"The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions," French President Francois Hollande said at a news conference. "We all remember what has happened in our country, and not just in our country. So there is plenty of emotion. But emotion cannot be the only response — that must be action, prevention and dissuasion."

Mr. Hollande was referring the attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and in a kosher grocery store last summer, which left the country grief-stricken.
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