White House condemns 'heinous' attacks in Tunisia, France, Kuwait

26th June 2015, Comments 0 comments

The White House condemned "heinous attacks" on Friday in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, expressing solidarity and vowing to "fight the scourge of terrorism."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous attacks, their loved ones, and the people of all three countries," a statement said.

"We stand with these nations as they respond to attacks on their soil today and we have been in contact with appropriate counterparts in all three countries to offer any necessary support."

Aides said US President Barack Obama was being regularly briefed on the trio of Ramadan-time attacks, which spanned three continents.

In France, a man was beheaded at an American-owned gas factory in the southeast of the country.

A gunman opened fire at tourists visiting a Tunisian beach resort, leaving at least 37 people dead, including foreigners.

In Kuwait City, a suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a Shiite mosque killing more than two dozen people, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

© 2015 AFP

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