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Obama speaks to Cameron, Tunisian leader in attack aftermath

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to the investigation into the attack in Tunisia that killed 38 people at a beach resort.

Obama spoke by phone Monday with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (BAH-zhee KAH-ihd eh-SEHB-see). The White House says Obama offered condolences and support on behalf of himself and all Americans and pledged additional cooperation with Tunisia.

Obama also spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Most of the people killed in the attack were British. The White House says Obama offered condolences and prayers, and the leaders said they were committed to working with other partners in Europe and the Middle East to counter violent extremism.

Tunisian officials say they’ve arrested several Tunisians who allegedly provided support to the attacker, who was killed by police.

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