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Foreign Secretary confirms death of British national in Tunis attack

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Foreign Secretary confirms death of British national in terrorist attack and offers support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

Sadly, I can confirm the death of a British woman in yesterday’s terrorist attack in Tunisia. Consular staff are providing assistance to her family. My thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

The Tunisian people are rightly proud of their democratic transition. Cowardly attacks, such as the one we saw yesterday, must not be allowed to undermine what they have achieved. I spoke to Prime Minister Habib Essid yesterday to offer my condolences to all those affected by this despicable act and to assure him we stand together against terrorism.

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