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Tunisia opposition chief killed, pledge of new government

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Prominent Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot dead on Wednesday, sparking deadly protests, attacks on offices of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, and the pledge of a new government of technocrats. 

A Tunisian riot officer looks on as protesters shout slogans during a rally outside the Interior Ministry on February 6, 2013. Prominent Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot dead on Wednesday, sparking deadly protests, attacks on offices of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, and the pledge of a new government of technocrats.

Furious protesters built barricades in central Tunis and clashed with police, and four opposition groups including Belaid's Popular Front bloc said they were pulling out of the national assembly.

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