Tunisian top politician assassinated outside his home

July 25, 2013 | By More

July 25, – According to Tunisian website Nawaat, Brahmi was shot 11 times while leaving his house in el-Ghazala, a northern suburb of the capital Tunis.

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Tunisian opposition politician and assembly member Mohammed Brahmi was killed outside of his home on Thursday, local media reported.

The unidentified assailants shot Brahmi point blank before fleeing by car, news website Kapitalis reported. Brahmi was transported to the hospital, the publication reported, although it remained unclear whether Brahmi died on the scene or at the hospital.

Protesters gathered outside of the Interior Ministry upon hearing the news, website Tunisia Live reported. Police forces dispersed the demonstrators with tear gas.

Brahmi, a leftist politician, had left the al-Shaab party earlier this month to found another political movement called al-Tayar al-Shaabi.

He was well known for his strong critiques of the ruling Islamist al-Nahda party.

Another prominent opposition politician, Chokri Belaid, was killed by religious extremists in February, sparking nation-wide protests.

Press coordinator for HRO media – contributed to this report.

 

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