Middle East

Tunisia opposition chiefs 'killed with same gun'

Tunisians hold a portrait of slain opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi on July 25, 2013. Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou has said that Brahmi was killed with the same weapon as fellow opposition figure Chokri Belaid.

Tunisians hold a portrait of slain opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi on July 25, 2013. Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou has said that Brahmi was killed with the same weapon as fellow opposition figure Chokri Belaid.  (AFP)

Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said Friday that opposition figures Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid were gunned down with the same weapon.

"The gun used to kill Mohamed Brahmi (on Thursday) is the same as that used to kill Chokri Belaid" six months earlier, he told a press briefing.

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