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Woman killed as Tunisia troops fire to halt fight

TUNIS - A young woman was killed and several people were wounded in Tunisia overnight when soldiers opened fire to break up street fighting that involved hundreds of people in a provincial town, residents and officials said on Friday.

TUNIS - A young woman was killed and several people were wounded in Tunisia overnight when soldiers opened fire to break up street fighting that involved hundreds of people in a provincial town, residents and officials said on Friday.
Crowds angered by the bloodshed then set fire to a police station, buses and a hospital in Sbeitla, 200 km (130 miles) southwest of Tunis, local people said.The reasons for the initial clashes were unclear, though some residents blamed supporters of deposed president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali for trying to destablise the country ahead of elections to a constitutional assembly in late October.
The accusation has been a common one to explain a rise in violent incidents in the once heavily policed country since Ben Ali fled in January. He was overthrown by an uprising that began in Sidi Bouzid, a city 40 km (25 miles) from Sbeitla.
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