David Cameron has vowed that “terrorists will not succeed” as he spoke after the “savage” attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France.
The Prime Minister said the British public needs to be prepared for the fact that “many of those killed” in the Tunisian shooting were British.
“These savage terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France are a brutal and tragic reminder of the threat faced around the world from these evil terrorists,” Mr Cameron said.
The number of British victims is expected to rise as officials have warned that a majority of 38 victims were from the UK.
Mr Cameron said he could only imagine the “pain, and anguish and agony” of families caught up in the attack.
“We’ll do whatever it takes to help them,” he said, adding that consular staff, police and experts from the Red Cross are due to arrive in the North African country today to help the victims and their families.
Addressing the security risks in the UK, Mr Cameron said: “There’s no doubt we face a very severe threat in our country and we have done for many months and many years, but the level of the threat is identified independently of government and published in the proper way.”
But he vowed that “terrorists will not succeed” and said that if people worked together, were vigilant and backed the police, “we can combat this poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism that is radicalising too many young minds in our country”.