Tunisia attack: RAF bring home more bodies of UK dead
2 July 2015
From the section UK
A convoy of ambulances has been transporting the bodies to the Tunisian airbase
The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre are due to arrive back in the UK later.
The coffins have arrived at the Tunis military airbase ready to be flown by the RAF to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said all 30 British victims have now been identified and he was confident that is the final death toll.
It comes as the Tunisian government said it had arrested 12 suspects in connection with Friday’s attack.
Eight other Britons killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui – who had links to jihadist group Islamic State – were brought back to the UK on Wednesday.
The repatriation of all the bodies is likely to take several days.
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out before the bodies are released to their families.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has suggested the terrorist attack may have been planned by IS in Syria and later will say that MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb targets there.
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Source:: BBC UK