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Live updates on attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.

  • KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti police officer stands next to a sniffer dog as investigations take place after a suicide bomb attack at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said. REUTERS/Jassim Mohammed



  • FRANCE: A French special Police forces officer gestures as Police escorts a woman from a residential building during a raid in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. The suspect arrested for a French Islamist attack did not have a criminal record but had been under watch as being possibly radicalised, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • FRANCE: A general view shows the Air Products gas factory site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • French special Police forces escort a woman and a child from a residential building during a raid in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. The suspect arrested for a French Islamist attack did not have a criminal record but had been under watch as being possibly radicalised, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • French special police forces stand guard in front of a residential building during a raid in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • French special Police forces escort a woman from a residential building during a raid in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. The suspect arrested for a French Islamist attack did not have a criminal record but had been under watch as being possibly radicalised, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • Inspectors work at the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kuwait News Agency

  • KUWAITE: Police inspect the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said. REUTERS/Kuwait

  • Assailants rammed a car into a gas plant in France on Friday morning, triggering two blasts that killed one person. A decapitated head and Islamist flag were found at the scene. Sean Carberry reports.

  • TUNISIA: Irishwoman Elizabeth O'Brien, who was staying at a neighbouring hotel with her two sons, said there was panic on the beach when gunfire erupted.

    "I honestly thought it was fireworks and then when I saw people running... I thought, my God, it is shooting," she told Irish radio station RTE. "The waiters and the security on the beach started to say 'Run, run, run!'"
  • KUWAIT - Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah said on Friday that a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the capital was an attempt to threaten the country's national unity.

    "This incident targets our internal front, our national unity," Sheikh Jaber told Reuters after visiting the wounded at the Emiri hospital. "But this is too difficult for them and we are much stronger than that."
  • Our latest photos from today's French attack:

    French President Francois Hollande (foreground on L) arrives in a press room to give a statement at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015. Hollande said on Friday that an attack that morning in southeast France was of "a terrorist nature" and that a suspect had been arrested and identified. Two assailants rammed a car into the premises of a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France on Friday, exploding gas containers. A decapitated head covered in Arab writing was found at the site. REUTERS/Yves Herman 
    A French Gendarme blocks the access road to the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier industrial area, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. Unknown persons rammed a car into the premises of a U.S. gas company in southeast France on Friday, exploding gas containers in an apparent attack which bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants and left one dead and several wounded, police sources and French media said. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot 
    French crime scene investigators, Gendarmes and rescue forces are seen at work next to a black plastic sheet outside a gas company site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a a site belonged to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company, in southeast France on Friday, police sources and French media said, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
    A French Gendarme blocks the access road to the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier industrial area, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. Unknown persons rammed a car into the premises of a U.S. gas company in southeast France on Friday, exploding gas containers in an apparent attack which bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants and left one dead and several wounded, police sources and French media said. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot 
    French Gendarmes stand guard next to a black plastic sheet outside a gas company site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a a site belonged to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company, in southeast France on Friday, police sources and French media said, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot 
    French Gendarmes block the access road to the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, outside Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a a site belonged to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company, in southeast France on Friday, police sources and French media said, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot 
    French President Francois Hollande gives a statement at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015. Hollande said on Friday that an attack that morning in southeast France was of "a terrorist nature" and that a suspect had been arrested and identified. Two assailants rammed a car into the premises of a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France on Friday, exploding gas containers. A decapitated head covered in Arab writing was found at the site. REUTERS/Yves Herman
    French President Francois Hollande gives a statement at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015, following an attack at a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France, where two assailants rammed a car into the premises, and a decapitated head was found. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer 
    French President Francois Hollande gives a statement at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015, following an attack at a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France, where two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Yves Herman  
    French President Francois Hollande leaves the EU Council headquarters during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 26, 2015, following an attack at a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France, where two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer 
     
     

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  • Britain to hold emergency meeting over French, Tunisian attacks

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain's emergency response committee would meet later on Friday to discuss the attacks in France and Tunisia.

    He expressed his solidarity with the French people over the assault on a gas factory and said he hoped to speak later with the Tunisian government to offer sympathy and condolences over beach hotel shootings in the resort of Sousse that have left at least 27 people dead.

    "This is a threat that faces all of us, these events that have taken place today in Tunisia and in France, but they can happen anywhere - we all face this threat," he told reporters.

    He said the Britain's COBRA emergency committee would meet later on Friday "to make sure we are doing everything we can to co-operate and co-ordinate with other countries ..."

    He added: "we have to deal with this poisonous radical narrative that is turning so many young minds and we have to combat it with everything we have."

    (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)
  • "One attacker opened fire with a Kalashnikov on tourists and Tunisians on the beach of the hotel. It was just one attacker. He was a young guy dressed in shorts like he was a tourist himself."


  • Gun attack kills at least 27 at Tunisian beachside hotel

    At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on Friday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

    Police were still clearing the area around the Imperial Marhaba hotel and the body of one gunman lay at the scene with a Kalashnikov assault rifle after he was shot in an exchange of gunfire, a security source at the scene said.

    It was the second major attack in the North African country this year, and took place during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

    Read more
  • Kuwaiti Information Minister Sheikh Salman al-Humoud al-Sabah (C) consoles worshippers outside the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a suicide bomb attack following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City. REUTERS/Jassim Mohammed

  • Police cordon off the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015. Four people were killed in the suicide attack on Friday on the Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, the governor of Kuwait City Thabet al-Muhanna said. REUTERS/Jassim Mohammed

  • There has been another attack in Kuwait. Islamic State has claimed responsibility. Here's what we know so far: 


    Ambulances park in front of the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015.
    REUTERS/JASSIM MOHAMME 

    A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said.

    The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on social media and said it targeted a "temple of the rejectionists" - a term it usually uses to refer to Shi'ite Muslims, whom it regards as heretics.

    It was the first suicide bombing attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the small Gulf Arab oil exporter, where Sunnis and Shi'ites live side by side with little apparent friction. 

  • BREAKING: Kuwaiti PM says suicide bombing targeting Shi'ite mosque is an attempt to threaten Kuwaiti national unity.
  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses a news conference outside Air Products gas facory site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • U.S. President Obama has been briefed on attack in France - Administration Official
  • Suspect in French attack watched for radicalisation - minister

    The suspect arrested for a French Islamist attack did not have a criminal record but had been under watch as being possibly radicalised, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.

    "This person was the subject of an "S" ("security") file for radicalisation in 2006, which wasn't renewed in 2008. He didn't have a criminal record," Cazeneuve told journalists at the scene of the attack. He added that police had detained other possible accomplices.
  • A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a U.S. gas company in southeast France, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

  • French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve says that suspected accomplices in the French attack are being held by police.
  • SUSPECT IN FRENCH ATTACK DID NOT HAVE CRIMINAL RECORD BUT HAD BEEN FILED AS BEING POSSIBLY RADICALISED - INTERIOR MINISTER
  • French Gendarmes stand guard next to a black plastic sheet outside a gas company site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE SAYS ALL MEASURES TAKEN TO AVOID ANY FURTHER ATTACKS
  • FRANCE'S HOLLANDE SAYS ATTACK IN FRANCE IS OF 'A TERRORIST NATURE'
  • French Gendarmes and rescue forces stand next to a black plastic sheet (R) outside a gas company site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • French Gendarmes and rescue forces stand near a black plastic sheet (R) outside a gas company site at the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, outside Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a a site belonged to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company, in southeast France on Friday, police sources and French media said, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to President Francois Hollande on Friday to convey his sympathies over what a British government source said appeared to be an appalling incident at a gas factory in France.

    "The Prime Minister has just spoken to President Hollande to express his sympathies for what looks like an appalling incident there," the source said.

    "It clearly looks an extremely concerning situation and our thoughts are with all those affected by it."

  • French Gendarmes block the access road to the industrial area of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, outside Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. A decapitated head covered in Arabic writing was found at a a site belonged to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company, in southeast France on Friday, police sources and French media said, after two assailants rammed a car into the premises, exploding gas containers. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • BRITISH PM CAMERON SPOKE TO PRESIDENT HOLLANDE TO CONVEY SYMPATHIES OVER WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN APPALLING INCIDENT IN FRANCE - UK GOVERNMENT SOURCE
  • "Two individuals deliberately rammed a car into the gas containers to trigger an explosion," police source said.
  • A French Gendarme blocks the access road to the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier industrial area, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • A French Gendarme blocks the access road to the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier industrial area, near Lyon, France, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

  • Unknown persons rammed a car into the premises of a U.S. gas company in southeast France on Friday, exploding gas containers in an apparent attack which bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants and left one dead and several wounded, police sources and French media said.

    French media said a decapitated head was found at the site, along with a flag bearing Islamist inscriptions. A police source said he could not confirm the decapitation but said it look as if it was the case. One suspect had been arrested, a local official told BFMTV television.

    If confirmed as an attack, it would be the second major such incident in France this year, coming after Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in January in attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly and a Jewish food store.
  • Explosion, decapitated body at French industrial site - media
    Unknown persons exploded gas containers at the premises of a company in southeast France on Friday, leaving one dead and several wounded, police sources said. Read more.
  • FRENCH PROSECUTORS SAYS ANTI-TERRORIST SECTION DEPLOYED TO INVESTIGATE INCIDENT IN SOUTHEASTERN FRANCE
  • Unknown persons exploded gas containers at the premises of a company in southeast France on Friday, leaving one dead and several wounded, police sources said.

    French media said a decapitated body was found at the site, along with a flag bearing Islamist inscriptions. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was heading to the site, they said.
  • BREAKING: FRENCH POLICE SOURCES SAY FOUND ONE BODY, APPARENTLY DECAPITATED, AT SITE, AND SEVERAL WOUNDED
  • BREAKING: FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER BERNARD CAZENEUVE HEADING TO SCENE - FRENCH MEDIA
  • BREAKING: LOUD EXPLOSION HEARD AT COMPANY, LOCAL FRENCH LE DAUPHINE NEWSPAPER SAYS THERE ARE "SEVERAL VICTIMS"
  • BREAKING: MAN DECAPITATED AT COMPANY NEAR GRENOBLE, FRANCE, ISLAMIST FLAG FOUND ON SITE - FRENCH MEDIA
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