At least 2 people die in new Tunisia violence

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 9, 2011 14:12

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's Interior Ministry said at least two people have been killed and eight injured in new rioting in this tiny North African nation where unrest is in its fourth week. A union official put the death toll at five.

The Interior Ministry's statement Sunday did not say how the deaths the previous day occurred. Two demonstrators have previously been shot to death by police.

Union official Belgacem Saihi told The Associated Press that up to five people had died in the western city of Thala.

The unrest that began in the central-western town of Sidi Bouzaid over joblessness and other social ills has spread through that region and beyond and shows no signs of stopping.

Two demonstrators have also died in similar violence in neighboring Algeria.


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