Terrorist Attacks In 3 Countries, Including 37 Killed At Tunisia Hotel

Terrorist Attacks In 3 Countries, Including 37 Killed At Tunisia Hotel

Terrorist attacks struck Tunisia, France, and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll in three countries and prompting new concerns about the rapidly spreading influence of jihadists.

In France, attackers rammed a vehicle into an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon in southeastern France, triggering an explosion that injured two people. The attempt was unsuccessful to blow up the factory, but the attacker left behind a decapitated corpse.

The suspect, identified as Yassin Salhi, his wife, and sister are part of the four suspected accomplices arrested and in interrogation. 43 people were in the factory at the time of the attack. 13 employees are still in a state of shock.

The body of the victim, who was a 54-year-old man and the suspect’s employer, was found near the suspect’s vehicle, where a knife was also found. The severed head of the victim was found hooked onto a railing with two flags with Arabic inscription.

Terrorist attack: The victim's head (blurred) was found hanging on a fence near the factory's entrance. Two homemade Islamist flags - one white and one black, both with Arabic inscriptions - were found alongside it. (Image source: Daily Mail)

The victim’s head (blurred) was found hanging on a fence near the factory’s entrance. Two homemade Islamist flags – one white and one black, both with Arabic inscriptions – were found alongside it. (Image source: Daily Mail)

Exterior of factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France, site where the severed head of a man was found with Arabic writing attached after terrorist attack

Exterior of factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France, site where the severed head of a man was found with Arabic writing attached. (Image source: Google street view)

In Tunisia, three gunman disguised as vacationers opened fire at a 5-star beach resort, killing 37 and injuring 36 people. Security forces shot one attacker to death. One attacker was arrested and one escaped. The victims were tourists, mainly from UK and Central Europe, vacationing at The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel.

Bodies lie on a beach after terrorist attacks on 3 continents strike

Bodies lie on a beach in Sousse after gunmen opened fire on tourists at two hotels, killing at least 37. (Image source: Daily Mail)

A woman launches a furious attack on a man apparently arrested over the shootings after terrorist attacks in three countries strike.

A woman launches a furious attack on a man apparently arrested over the shootings. (Image source: Daily Mail)

In Kuwait, at least 25 people were killed by an explosion at one of the largest Shiite mosques in Kuwait City during Friday prayers. More than 200 people were injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. The bomb filled the hall with smoke and left dead and wounded scattered on the carpet, according to witnesses and videos posted online

An injured man is helped after the terrorist attack on mosque in Kuwait City.

An injured man is helped after the mosque blast in Kuwait City. (Image source: The Guardian)

There was no immediate indication that the attacks had been coordinated. But the three strikes came at roughly the same time, and just days after the Islamic State called for such attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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