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Outbreaks of shooting threaten delicate peace in Tunis

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Outbreaks of shooting threaten delicate peace in Tunis


In Tunisia the delicate peace on the streets of the capital has been shattered by sporadic shooting. One gunfight broke out after a car was stopped outside an opposition party headquarters.

State television reported that in another on a roof close to the central bank headquarters two gunmen have been killed, shot from a military helicopter.

Many of the streets have been deserted. The Prime Minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi continues to hold talks with opposition parties in a bid to map out a political future and bring stability to the country.

As the people continue to remove all signs of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali Euronews correspondent in Tunis has reported an outbreak of shooting in the Presidential palace between the army and the former leader’s security forces.

And its been announced the official who was in charge of the Ben Ali’s security is to appear in court accused of stoking violence and threatening national security.

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