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Protests hit Tunisian town after man killed in police raid

Protests hit Tunisian town after man killed in police raid

ANGRY youths barricaded roads and clashed with police in the Tunisian town of Sbeitla hours after the death of a young man during a police raid, witnesses said. Police had sought to arrest a local businessman suspected of running an illegal gambling operation but ran into resistance from his associates, triggering clashes in which the man was fatally shot with a rifle, a town official said. An investigation was under way to determine the circumstances of his death, he added. Police and interior ministry spokespeople did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment. The youthful protesters burned tyres, closed…
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Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque, rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque, rockets fired from Gaza

NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI and SINAN ABU MAYZER ISRAELI police raided Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque before dawn to try to clear groups it said were barricaded inside, leading to clashes with worshippers and triggering an exchange of cross-border fire with Gaza. The incident came during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and on the eve of the Jewish Passover, stoking fears of further violence at the mosque compound, a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinian militants fired at least nine rockets from Gaza into Israel, prompting air strikes from Israel which hit what it said were weapon production sites for the Islamist group…
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