Irish woman shot dead in Tunisia terror attack

An Irish woman is among the 28 victims killed in an attack at a Tunisian resort, an Irish Government source has said.

At least two gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire on holidaymakers at a beach beside two hotels in Sousse.

The Irish victim is reported to be a middle-aged woman from Meath who was shot on the beach. She was in Tunisia with her husband, who was not with her at the time of the attack.

One of the attackers has been shot dead by the security forces and a second has been arrested.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has activated its Consular Crisis Centre and is asking anyone with concerns to call 01 4180200.

Brenda Ford Powell from Raheny in Dublin, who is staying in nearby Port el Khantaoui, said: "The staff told us that up in Sousse, which is about 20 minutes away, there had been a terrorist attack and about 27 people had been injured or killed.

"I've taken the advice of the hotel which is to not leave the complex unless we have to."

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