SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — The SITE Intelligence Group is reporting that the Islamic State group has claimed credit for the attack at a Tunisian resort that killed at least 38 people.
The group says in a news release that the extremist group made the claim on its Twitter account Friday and identified the gunman as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani.
IS Claims Attack on Tunisian Beach in Sousse, Killing Citizens of “Crusader Coalition” http://t.co/I3v1MYvtwM— SITE Intel Group (@SITE Intel Group) 1435363139.0
Witnesses say a young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at the resort town of Sousse, killing at least 38 people. The attack was one of three from Europe to North Africa to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists.