David Cameron calls meeting of government emergency Cobra committee after terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait

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Cameron called a meeting of the Cobra committee this afternoon (Source: Getty)

Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee this afternoon, after terror attacks rocked France, Kuwait and Tunisia, leaving more than 40 people dead.

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In one attack on a factory in St-Quentin-Fallavier in France, a decapitated body was left in a gas canister factory after a man, said to be carrying an Islamist flag, rammed the factory with his car.

Later, a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers, killing at least 13. Islamic State militants claimed credit.

This afternoon, 27 people - mainly English and German tourists - were killed during a bloody attack on a beach hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. It is the second armed assault in Tunisia this year: in March, gunmen killed more than 20 people during an attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis.

In a statement today Cameron called the attacks "appalling terrorist acts", and offered "our solidarity in fighting this evil of terrorism".

He also offered assistance to the victims, saying the UK will do "all we can to help".

"Our hearts go out to the victims," he said.

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