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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tunisia Arrests Four in Belaid Assassination; Says Assassin Being Sought

Tunisian Interior Minister Ali Laarayedh (soon to become Prime Minister) has announced that four people have been arrested in the murder of political figure Chokri Belaid, and that the actual assassin has been identified and is being sought. The conspirators are said to be members of a radical Islamist organization, buy Laarayedh denied claims that Algerians were involved, though he did not rule out that the organization might be part of a larger group.

Further details have not yet been made public.

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