A senior U.S. defense official told The Daily Beast there is no indication that the three terrorist attacks—in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait—were coordinated. Terrorists decapitated a man at an American-owned industrial chemical factory near Lyon, France, which they also unsuccessfully attempted to bomb. The suspect, Yassine Salhi, was apprehended shortly after. A bombing at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait killed 25 and left more than 200 injured. Some 2,000 people were inside the mosque during the explosion. In Tunisia, gunmen opened fire on a tourist-heavy hotel in the seaside city of Sousse and left some 37 dead, mostly visitors from Europe and the UK. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Kuwait and Tunisia.
— Nancy A. Youssef