Friday's news report of the terrorist attack follows
Friday reports filling news headlines feature an attack in Grenoble France involving the beheading of one worker but now also another terrorist attack in Tunisia in the popular tourist destination of Sousse. At least 27 people were reported dead after a gunman opened fire and threw grenades on a crowded beach; by early evening UK time the death toll has risen to 38 but may climb higher.
The death toll includes victims from Germany, Tunisia, Britain and Belgium; one is confirmed as an Irish citizen.
Chaos followed as beach trippers were told to get off the beach and head for their hotels after gunmen struck. There are reports that one terrorist was a suicide bomber but details are sketchy. As the beachgoers ran in panic belongings were left behind and in some cases that included the key or swipe card to enter their hotel rooms.
Hotel staff appear to have been caught on the hop. They advised hotel guests to get to their rooms and barricade themselves in but for some that was when they realised they did not have access.
The latest on this breaking news story is that one gunman has been killed while the other is still free but being pursued.
Images beginning to appear online show what looks like blood-soaked tourists lying dead on the beach at Sousse.
It is one year since ISIL shot onto the world stage and into world headlines after taking over Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq.
Those affected in Friday's terror attack in Tunisia appear to be mainly German and British. PM David Cameron is expected to chair an emergency COBRA committee meeting Friday afternoon.
Earlier Friday Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande were in Brussels for an EU meeting.
Hollande has already returned to France following deadly events in Grenoble.
The British Foreign Office have been advising against all travel to some parts of Tunisia for some time but holiday-makers still head for the Tunisian beach areas.
Tunisia is sandwiched between Algeria and Libya having a long coast bordering the Mediterranean Sea with beaches that appeal to foreign tourists. British tourists still visit Tunisia even though it has remained volatile since the Arab Spring on 2011.
Tunisia was the country that gave birth to the Arab Spring and is a Muslim country. "Approximately 98 percent of the population of Tunisia is nominally Muslim. Most of them are Sunni belonging to the Malikite madhhab, but a small number of Ibadhi Muslims (Kharijites) still exist among the Berber-speakers of Jerba Island."
The currency is the Dinar which is also a bonus for tourists. European tourists have been attracted to the country for its good weather and generous currency during times when the value of the Euro has been high.
Tourists and travellers with imminent visits to Tunisia should contact their travel companies and check with local government advice.
"The Foreign Office said people in the UK concerned about relatives in Tunisia should call them on 0207 208 1500.
A spokesman said any British nationals in Tunisia should make contact with the embassy there."
Below is information posted from the British FO website at this time but which may change soon:
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
Late Friday afternoon there are local reports, unconfirmed at this stage, that a second gunman has been arrested.
A third terrorist attack took place Friday this time in Kuwait.
Tunisia is one country that embraced democracy following its Arab Spring uprising four years ago but Wednesday a terrorist attack on a museum in Tunis left at least 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians dead.
The attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis also injured around 22 others. Two attackers were killed by the authorities as Tunisian security forces stormed the building and a Tunisian police officer and a cleaner were also killed.
Earlier there were some reports of terrorists on the run.
The attackers armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing military uniforms shot at the tourists as they left a bus and grabbed hostages who were then held in the museum.
The museum is located close to the Tunisian parliament, which was evacuated when the attack was launched.
An estimated 3,000 Tunisians are fighting alongside Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The democratic outcome of Tunisia's Arab Spring was not welcomed by Islamic militants.
Tunisia is a small country and tourism plays a large part in the country's economy.
European tourists have still visited parts of the country and other Middle East regions such as parts of Israel and Egypt but an increased threat of terrorism is bound to affect numbers.
Tourists killed today were from countries including Italy, France, Spain, Poland and Germany. Early reports that British tourists were also involved were later dismissed by Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. However that proved false.
A British woman named as Sally Adey, 57, from Shropshire, was killed in the museum attack. She and her husband Robert were on a Mediterranean cruise and were visiting the museum together.
Saturday there were reports that the authorities in Tunisia have arrested more than 20 suspected militants since the attack on Wednesday.
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the deadly attack but Al Qaeda in the region may also be involved reports Reuters.
Sunday Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi told media sources that "There were for certain three terrorists. There is one on the run. He will not get far."