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Leading militant suspect killed in Tunisia: state news agency

A member of the main labour union body UGTT holds a poster of assassinated secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid during a protest calling for the government led by the Islamist Ennahda party to step down, in Tunis December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Anis Mili

TUNIS: A senior member of Tunisia's banned Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, suspected in the assassination of two opposition leaders, is among seven militants killed during a police raid outside Tunis, the state news agency TAP said on Tuesday.

Citing investigators, TAP said preliminary tests showed Kamel Ghadghadi was one of the militants killed in a gun battle with police on Monday night.

 

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