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Tunisia hotel attack: Tunisia to shut down about 80 mosques


Tunis, June 27: In view of terror attack in the resort town of Sousse, Tunisia has decided to close down 80 mosques in the country accused of inciting violence, media reported.

At least 39 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on tourists in the resort town of Sousse on Friday, BBC reported.

Tunisia to close 80 mosques

Tunisians, Britons, Germans, Belgians, French and at least one Irish citizen were among those killed in the attack, claimed by Islamic State (ISIS).

Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday claimed responsibility for the Tunisia attack.

In a statement released on Twitter, the group identified the gunman as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani, describing him as a "soldier of the caliphate" and most of the killed as "subjects of states that make up the crusader alliance fighting the state of the caliphate".

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The gunman Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani, who was a student and not known to authorities, was shot dead by police.

This was the second terror attack on foreign tourists in Tunisia since March 18 when militants killed 24 people, 20 of them foreign tourists at the Bardo Museum in capital city of Tunis. ISIS subsequently claimed responsibility.

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