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Funeral for Tunisian politician

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a prominent Tunisian politician. Shokri Belaid was a leading secular opponent of the Islamist-led government in the country.

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Tunisian opposition leader shot dead outside home

The leader of a Tunisian opposition party has died in hospital after being shot outside his home in Tunis, the country's government said today.

Chokri Belaid was a prominent secular opponent of the moderate Islamist-led government in the country.

"Chokri Belaid was killed today by four bullets to the head and chest ... doctors told us that he has died. This is a sad day for Tunisia," Ziad lakhader, a leader of the Popular Front party told Reuters.

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