Second Opposition Leader Assassinated in Tunisia

5:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Second Opposition Leader Assassinated in Tunisia

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The killing of Mohamed Brahmi, leader of the People’s Party, incited protests blaming the moderate Islamic party that leads the government in Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring.
TUNIS - Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring revolutionary movement, was plunged into a new political crisis on Thursday when assassins shot an opposition party leader outside his home in a hail of gunfire. It was the second political assassination in Tunisia since February, and quickly incited protests blaming Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that leads the government.