January 16, 2011 by USA Post
Gunfire Tunisian, (AP) – Gunfire was heard in the center of Tunis near the Interior Ministry today. Tunisian police and troops tried to calm tensions after weeks of protests led to the ousting of long-term president in the country two days ago. A senior member of the Opposition says a gunfight broke out between security forces and unidentified assailants outside the headquarters of the opposition party.
Gunfire echoed through the center of Tunis near the Interior Ministry, police and troops to try to calm tensions after the ouster of the president.
Issam Chebbi, a senior leader of main opposition DPP, said a gunfight erupted Sunday also between security forces and unidentified assailants outside the headquarters of the opposition party. A large crowd was gathered outside the building and heavy security was deployed in the region.
Shortly after, repeated volleys of gunfire were heard near, near the Ministry of Interior. The origin of the fire is unclear.
BBC Wyre Davies, in Tunis, said that while the Tunisian army does not seem to hinder the process of political reform, the motivations of some members of the police and security services loyal to ousted president might be more disaster.
Hours after the arrest of Mr. Seriate was announced, gunfire erupted near the presidential palace in Carthage area.
“The army launched an assault on the palace … where elements of the presidential guard had taken refuge,” AFP news agency quoted a military source as saying Tunisian.
A witness quoted by Reuters news agency, said: “He shoots from around the presidential palace, intensive and continuous.”
There was also gunfire near the Interior Ministry and the headquarters of an opposition party. Security forces killed two gunmen firing from a roof near the Ministry of Interior.
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