"No Serbians stayed in hotel near Tunisia attack"

Serbian Ambassador to Tunisia Nikola Lukic says no Serbian tourists were staying at the Imperial Marhaba hotel near the site of a terrorist attack on Friday.

Source: B92

According to the BBC, which quoted the Tunisian Interior Ministry, at least 27 people, including foreigners, died in the attack on a beach near two hotels in the resort town of Sousse.

Ambassador Lukic told B92 that the information there were no Serbians there came from "our tourist agencies." However, he added there were currently several hundred Serbian tourists "in the zone between Sousse and Hammamet."

"The ethnicity of the victims has not been announced," he remarked.

The area around Sousse has been put under blockade, Lukic said, and added that he will "visit our tourists as soon as possible."

The diplomat also said that two more groups of Serbians are due to arrive to Tunisia today, and that he would "greet them and help with their transfer."

RT is reporting that "two gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles reportedly penetrated a private area and opened fire" on a beach near the two hotels, one of which is the five-star Imperial Marhaba.

According to the same source, one gunman has been killed, and another captured.


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