Eight sus­pected of di­rect links to beach at­tack

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

TU­NIS, Tu­nisia — Eight peo­ple are in cus­tody in Tu­nisia, sus­pected of hav­ing di­rect links to a deadly beach at­tack that killed 38 peo­ple, but four other pos­si­ble sus­pects have been re­leased, a min­is­ter said Thurs­day. The Bri­tish For­eign Of­fice, mean­while, raised the death toll of Bri­tish tourists killed in Fri­day’s at­tack from 27 to 30. Other Euro­pean tourists were among the dead. The at­tack was Tu­nisia’s dead­li­est ever and threat­ens to be a dev­as­tat­ing blow to its tourism sec­tor. In Bri­tain, be­reaved rel­a­tives looked on at an air base in Ox­ford­shire as a mil­i­tary plane flew home the re­mains of nine Bri­tons on Thurs­day, a day af­ter another flight re­turned eight other bod­ies. The Is­lamic State group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, in which Tu­nisian stu­dent Seifed­dine Rezgui opened fire on a beach in the re­sort of Sousse. He was later killed by po­lice.

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