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Plan to mark resort attack anniversary

By Neil Lancefield

Published 25/06/2016

The first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia, will be marked with a minute's silence
The first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia, will be marked with a minute's silence

The first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia, will be marked with a minute's silence.

Some 30 Britons were among 38 people killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in the coastal resort of Port El Kantaoui on June 26 last year.

A one-minute silence will be observed in government buildings across the UK and in British embassies overseas on Monday at noon to pay respects to those who lost their lives and were affected by the attack.

The Minister for North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, will visit Tunisia for meetings with officials from the country's government.

Since the attack, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia.

The North African country's tourism officials have called for the guidance to be relaxed because it suggests that the perpetrators are "on the winning side".

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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