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Foreign Ministry Says Russian Woman Killed in Tunisia Terror Attack

Bouquets of flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015.

A Russian woman was among 39 tourists killed in a terrorist attack that saw a gunman open fire on a beach in the Tunisian resort of Sousse, the Foreign Ministry has said.

DNA tests helped to identify one of the victims of last week's attack as a Russian national who had been staying at the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba, the ministry said Monday in an online statement.

The woman — who was born in 1961, according to the statement — had been listed as missing since the attack, Ekho Moskvy radio reported. Her daughter was wounded in the leg and shoulder, and underwent surgery at a Tunisian hospital, the Foreign Ministry added.

Most of the victims in Friday's attack were British, and Prime Minister David Cameron called for the country to observe a minute's silence at noon on Friday, July 3 as a mark of respect for those killed.

The gunman, identified as 23-year-old student Seifeddine Rezgui, was killed by police at the scene, though media reports have suggested that more than one person may have been involved in the shootings. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

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