Tunisian police seize big weapons cache

By REUTERS
February 21, 2013 20:21

Tunis - Police have seized a big weapons cache in Tunis, amid high tension in the aftermath of the assassination of a opposition politician, authorities announced on Thursday.

"Dozens of Kalashnikov assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, and explosives were seized in a home in Mnihla destrict," the Interior Ministry said in statement. The raid was on Wednesday night.

On Feb. 6 Tunisia was throwninto its gravest political crisis for two years, when secular opposition figure Chokri Belaid was gunned down outside his home, sending protesters onto the streets across the country.


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