UN system condemns spate of terrorist attacks across three continents

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A wave of terrorist attacks which occurred in three different countries on Friday has been condemned by officials from across the United Nations system.

More than 60 people reportedly were killed and injured in the separate attacks which took place in France, Kuwait and Tunisia.

The president of the UN General Assembly was among those who denounced what he described as these "unjustifiable and murderous" acts of violence.

Dianne Penn reports.

The bloodiest of the three attacks occurred in Sousse, a Tunisian beach town, where gunmen killed more than 30 people, most of them foreigners.

In Kuwait city, suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque, killing and injuring at least 25 people, while in France authorities discovered a decapitated corpse following an explosion at a chemical plant near the city of Lyon.

The UN Security Council condemned the attacks in the strongest terms and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN General Assembly president Sam Kutesa said this "unrelenting wave" of terrorism once again attested to the need for the international community to combat violent extremism and intolerance.

Taleb Rifai, head of the UN World Tourism Organization, also spoke out against what he called this "truly global threat."

He conveyed condolences to Tunisia's government, adding that his agency stands ready to support the recovery of the tourism sector there.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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