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Slain Tunisia opposition leader taken for burial under escort

The funeral procession of slain Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi left his home under military escort today ahead of his burial, an AFP correspondent reported.

world Updated: Jul 27, 2013 15:15 IST

The funeral procession of slain Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi left his home under military escort on Saturday ahead of his burial, an AFP correspondent reported.

Wrapped in the red and white Tunisian flag, Brahimi's coffin left the Tunis neighbourhood of Ariana shortly before 10:00 am (0900 GMT) en route to El-Jellaz cemetery.

Brahmi was shot dead outside his home on Friday with the same weapon used to gun down fellow opposition politician Chokri Belaid in February, Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said.