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Statement from Foreign Secretary following latest Tunisia COBR meeting

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond gave a statement Wednesday evening after chairing the latest meeting of the Government’s COBR emergency committee following the Tunisia terrorist attack.

Speaking on Wednesday evening after chairing the latest meeting of the Government’s COBR emergency committee following the Tunisia terrorist attack, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I can confirm that the number of Britons killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack who have been positively identified has now reached 29. One victim now remains who we believe is British but police require further time to confirm the identity.

All of our injured are home and all bar one of the 30 who we believe are British have now been positively identified. The first RAF flight to repatriate the bodies of those killed in the attack returned eight of the victims to their loved ones. The remaining bodies will be flown back to Britain over the coming days.

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