Ceremonies held to remember Tunisia massacre victims

A special ceremony has been held in the Tunisian resort of Sousse to remember the 38 people killed in an Islamist attack a week ago.

Tunisia’s prime minister, diplomats, Tunisians and tourists gathered on the beach to pay their respects.
A one-minute silence was held simultaneously in Sousse and across the UK, home to 30 of those killed.
Authorities say they have uncovered the network behind the attack and are holding eight suspects.
Security has been stepped up at the beach and many people are still devastated by what happened a week ago.
Empty hotels and beaches
Hotels and beaches are empty as thousands of tourists have already left the country following the attack, he said.

The Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid and the British ambassador Hamish Cowell laid wreaths on the beach.
The Tunis government fears the attack, which jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed, will destroy its tourism industry, the country’s biggest foreign currency earner.
Authorities have identified 28-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui as the gunman who carried out the attack.
They have also deployed 1,377 armed security agents at hotels and on beaches to guarantee the safety of people, AFP reports.
In March, IS killed 22 people at the famous Bardo museum in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis.

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