Tunisian security besiege mosque to arrest Salafist leader

By REUTERS
September 17, 2012 16:54

TUNIS - Over a thousand Tunisian security forces surrounded a mosque in the capital on Monday where a Salafist leader wanted by police over clashes at the US embassy last week was meeting hundreds of followers, a Reuters witness said.

Riot police, military and elite anti-terrorism forces cordoned off al-Fatah mosque where the leader of the Tunisian branch of Ansar al-Sharia, Saif-Allah Benahssine, denied to followers he was involved in violent protests at the US embassy.

A security source told Reuters that Benahssine, also known as Abu Iyadh, was wanted over the protests in which two Tunisians were killed and 29 wounded.


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