Britain identifies all 30 British victims in Tunisian beach attack

Updated: 2015-07-02 19:20


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LONDON - All 30 British victims killed in the Tunisian beach attack have been identified, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday.

"By tonight, 17 bodies will have been brought home to their loved ones," Hammond announced on his Twitter account.

Hammond said he was confident the number was the final death toll.

"Tomorrow we will mark a week from the date of the attack with a minute's remembrance at noon across the UK and across British embassies and posts around the world," he said on national TV.

A Royal Air Force (RAF) flight, to repatriate the bodies of those killed in the attack, returned eight of the victims to their loved ones on Wednesday, with nine more due to arrive in Britain on Thursday.

Britain will hold a national minute's silence on Friday to remember victims of the Tunisian beach attack.

Dozens of people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gun man opened fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on Friday.