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Suspected Sousse attacker a Tunisian student
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Suspected Sousse attacker a Tunisian student

26.06.2015 From our online archive
The gunman behind an attack on a Tunisian hotel near Sousse Friday that left at least 27 people dead was a Tunisian student previously unknown to police, a top official said.

(AFP) The gunman behind an attack on a Tunisian hotel near Sousse Friday that left at least 27 people dead was a Tunisian student previously unknown to police, a top official said.

"He is Tunisian, originally from the Kairouan region (in central Tunisia). He is a student," Secretary of State for Security Rafik Chelly told Mosaique FM radio.

"This person was not known (to us)," he added.

"He entered by the beach, dressed like someone who was going to swim, and he had a beach umbrella with his gun in it. Then when he came to the beach he used his weapon," Chelly said.

He said the attack appeared to have been carried out by a single gunman.