Leftist politician's assassin killed in Tunisia standoff

The assassin of Chokri Belaid was among seven killed in a rain in the capital Tunis.

Leftist politician's assassin killed in Tunisia standoff

World Bulletin / News Desk

Slain Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid's assassin was killed in a deadly standoff between police and a group of militants in capital Tunis, Interior Minister Lotfi Bin Jeddou said Tuesday.

"Seven terrorists were killed in [Monday's] operation, including Kamal al-Gadhgadhi," Bin Jeddou told a press conference.

Tunisian security forces had surrounded a house in the Raoued district in northern Tunis in hopes of arresting wanted militants holed up inside.

One policeman was killed in the ensuing standoff, which began late Monday and ended Tuesday afternoon.

According to Bin Jeddou, Kamal al-Gadhgadhi – the main suspect in Belaid's assassination last year – was killed in the operation.

"Our political and national decision to fight terrorism is irrevocable," asserted Bin Jeddou.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Şubat 2014, 09:53