30 June 2015 - Minute of silence in honour of Tunisia victims
Nationwide minute of silence to be held in honour of Tunisia attack victims, David Cameron announces
Doug Bolton (The Independent)
David Cameron has announced a nationwide minute of silence at noon on Friday in memory of those killed in the Tunisia attacks.
Speaking to a full House of Commons, the Prime Minister paid tribute to those killed in the shooting, and announced the planned minutes' silence, which will mark one week on from the attack.
His announcement came shortly after MPs observed a minute of silence in Parliament in remembrance of those who have been killed.
It is estimated that more than 30 Britons were killed by the gunman during the attack. The exact number will not be known until the identification of victims is complete.
Staff (BBC News)
The silence will take place on Friday 3 July at 12:00 BST, a week after the shooting which killed 38 people.
No 10 also confirmed the official UK death toll stands at 18, but it is expected to rise to around 30.
All Britons injured in the attack in Sousse will be returned to the UK within 24 hours, Downing Street said.
In a speech to the Commons, following a minute's silence held by MPs, the prime minister described the attack as "brutal and sickening".
Patrick Wintour (The Independent)
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will not give up its way of life or cower in the face of terrorism as he urged the country to hold a minute’s silence at midday on Friday in memory of the UK citizens killed in Tunisia.
The minute’s silence will come exactly a week after the massacre in Sousse left up to 30 Britons dead, the biggest loss of British life to terrorism since the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.
Cameron said the killers had declared war on Britain, adding the government would provide a “full spectrum” response including helping the injured return to the UK within 24 hours, assisting with security in Tunisia and tracking down any accomplices of the killers, as well as combating the narrative of Islamic fascism in the UK.
Jane Onyanga-Omara (USA Today)
LONDON — Authorities in Tunisia made a number of arrests Monday in connection with the attack on a beach hotel that killed at least 38 people, the majority of them British tourists, the nation's interior ministry said.
No further details were given on the arrests as government officials from Europe traveled to Tunisia to pay tribute to the victims of the massacre at a Mediterranean resort in the north African country's deadliest-ever terrorist attack.
Tunisia has launched a nationwide hunt for accomplices.
The gunman, identified by Tunisia's prime minister as Seifeddine Rezgui, 24, was killed by security forces. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to jihadist monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group. However, that claim could not be independently verified by USA TODAY.
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