Tunisia kills ‘terrorism’ suspect

AFP-JIJI

Tunisia said its forces killed a “terrorism” suspect in a dawn raid Sunday and separately foiled a political assassination like the one that has plunged the country into crisis.

The announcements came after rival protests for and against the Islamist-led coalition government following the murder nearly two weeks ago of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi, the second anti-government politician gunned down in Tunis since February, when Chokri Belaid was assassinated.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Ali Larayedh announced the first arrest of a suspect in the Belaid case, without elaborating.

The Interior Ministry meanwhile said police had foiled a new bid to assassinate a political figure and that two “very dangerous terrorists” had been arrested and guns and grenades seized.