‘Salafist behind Tunisia assassination’

  • AFP, Tunis
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  • Updated: Jul 27, 2013 00:46 IST

The assassination of Tunisian opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi was the work of a member of the radical Sunni Muslim Salafist movement, interior minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said on Friday.

“The first elements of the investigation show the implication of Boubaker Hakim, a Salafist extremist,” he told a press conference, a day after Brahmi was gunned down outside his home near Tunis by two gunmen on a motorcycle.

He also said Brahmi was killed with the same weapon used to murder another opposition figure, Chokri Belaid, in February. “The gun used to kill Mohamed Brahmi is the same as that used to kill Chokri Belaid six months earlier," he said.


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