Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Weiner strikes again

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Gulf of Porto, a paradise of land and sea

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Quarterback takes a stand by sitting down

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Anger over restaurant's decision to deny service to Muslim women

Read more

Africa

Tunisian opposition leader shot dead

© AFP

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-07-25

The leader of Tunisia’s opposition party Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead Thursday morning, a political source and local radio reported. Brahmi held a seat in the assembly, and was charged with writing the new constitution.

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, who belonged to the nationalist and secular Popular Party, was shot dead outside his house in the capital Tunis on Thursday, a member of his party said.

Brahmi was a vocal critic of the Islamist-led government and a member of the Constituent Assembly charged with drawing up the North African country’s new constitution.

“He was shot in front of his house when he was with his disabled daughter,” Mohamed Nabki, a member of the same party, told Reuters. “The killers fled on a motorbike.”

The February assassination of another secular politician, Chokri Belaid, ignited the worst violence in Tunisia since the 2011 fall of autocratic President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-07-25

  • TUNISIA

    Political crisis grips Tunisia in wake of assassination

    Read more

  • TUNISIA

    Mass protests after Tunisian opposition leader shot dead

    Read more

COMMENT(S)