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Militants had key diplomatic data

January 13, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Islamic extremists involved in a deadly Jan. 3 gun battle with police in Tunisia had blueprints of foreign embassies and documents naming foreign envoys, Interior Minister Rafik Belhaj Kacem said.

He did not identify the embassies or diplomats.

At least 14 people, including two members of the security forces, were killed in the shootout in Soliman, 25 miles south of the capital, Tunis. Fifteen people were arrested.

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