ONE of the two Tunisian hotels that was the site of a horrific terrorist attack today is Spanish-owned.
A minimum of 27 people, mostly tourists, have been killed in a cold-blooded attack on the beach in the resort town of Sousse.
One gunman was shot dead at the scene and the other is being pursued, the interior ministry claims.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed one of the two beachside hotels, the hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in Port el Kantaoui is Spanish-owned.
The hotel is owned by Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts which has over 100 hotels across 19 countries.
The company’s media office said the hotel’s board of directors was holding an emergency meeting following the attack.
The media office had no immediate comment on what happened or the victims’ nationalities but said the company will issue a statement in due course.
The terrorist risk in Tunisia was ramped up in March when 22 people, again mainly tourists, were killed in a museum in the country’s capital of Tunis.