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06.02.2013 Tunisia

Tunisian opposition leader Belaid shot dead: brother

By AFP
Tunisian police officers stand guard in Tunis on January 18, 2013.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File)
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Tunisian police officers stand guard in Tunis on January 18, 2013. By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File)

TUNIS (AFP) - Chokri Belaid, a senior leader in Tunisia's left-leaning opposition Democratic Patriots party, was shot dead Wednesday morning, his brother told AFP.

"My brother was assassinated. I am desperate and depressed," Abdelmajid Belaid said. The wife of the opposition leader, speaking to Radio Mosaique, said he had been hit by two bullets.

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