The death toll from a shooting attack on a popular tourist resort in Tunisia has risen to 37 dead, many of them foreigners.
The death toll from the shooting attack on a Tunisian seaside resort hotel on Friday has risen to 37, the health ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency TAP.
The attacks on the popular tourist resort of Sousse were perpetrated by at least two militants, one of whom was killed and the other captured by security forces, who are believed to have approached the beach by boat.
The majority of the shooting occurred on the nearby beach, and outside the beachside Imperial Marhaba hotel. Many of the 37 people killed were foreign tourists.
In March, Islamist gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in the capital Tunis, killing a number of foreign tourists, in one of the deadliest attacks in the North African country.