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One person killed in clashes between Tunisia police, Salafists

At least one Salafi person has been killed in the clashes between police and Salafists in the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, authorities say.

“One Salafi was killed after security forces fired when Salafists attacked a police station,” Reuters quoted a security source as saying on Tuesday.

Reportedly, the attack came in protest against the arrest of a Salafist accused of assaulting a police chief with a knife.

“The security forces fired bullets and teargas… They are pursuing Salafi elements in the neighborhood of Khaled Ibn Al Waleed in the area of Dawar Hicher,” a resident said.

Since the Tunisian revolution in January 2011 that led to the ouster of the country’s fugitive dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, numerous clashes have happened between the authorities and Salafists.

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