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Gunmen kill 19 in attack on Tunisian coastal resort, Tunisian state TV reports

  • Injured people are treated near the area where an attack took place in Sousse, Tunisia, Friday June 26, 2015. A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort — one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

    Injured people are treated near the area where an attack took place in Sousse, Tunisia, Friday June 26, 2015. A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort — one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Security forces, officials and civilians gather outside of the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a deadly blast struck after Friday prayers in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Friday, June 26, 2015. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for what appears to be a bombing that targeted the Shiite mosque. (AP Photo)

    Security forces, officials and civilians gather outside of the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a deadly blast struck after Friday prayers in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Friday, June 26, 2015. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for what appears to be a bombing that targeted the Shiite mosque. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather in Bourgoin, southeast of Lyon, France, to pay their respects to the victim of the attack which took place earlier in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Friday, June 26, 2015. A man with suspected ties to French Islamic radicals rammed a car Friday into an American gas factory in southeastern France, triggering an explosion that caused injuries, officials said. The severed head of a local businessman was left hanging at the factory's entrance, along with banners with Arabic inscriptions, they said. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    People gather in Bourgoin, southeast of Lyon, France, to pay their respects to the victim of the attack which took place earlier in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Friday, June 26, 2015. A man with suspected ties to French Islamic radicals rammed a car Friday into an American gas factory in southeastern France, triggering an explosion that caused injuries, officials said. The severed head of a local businessman was left hanging at the factory's entrance, along with banners with Arabic inscriptions, they said. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

Tunisian state TV reports that 19 people have been killed after two gunmen opened fire on a beach near two hotels in the coastal resort city of Sousse.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui said security forces intervened immediately Friday and killed one of the attackers, while the other fled the scene.

Sousse, some 150 kilometers from Tunis, is a popular resort for both Tunisians and Europeans.

There have been no details on the nationalities of those killed but during the holy month of Ramadan, those on the beach tend to be tourists.

Tunisia has been battered by attacks my militants, most recently in March when two Tunisians returning from Libya killed 22 people at the national museum.