In breaking news, 27 people–most if not all of them tourists–have been killed in an attack on a resort beach in Tunisia, reportedly by a single gunman with a Kalashnikov. A couple of hours earlier, at least one man was killed outside a U.S.-owned factory in France in a grisly slaying where Islamist flags were left on the site alongside a decapitated body. And both events are being widely interpreted as part of a terror wave that also included an explosion at a Shi’a mosque in Kuwait.

We’ll have more when the initial reports have been better sifted.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.