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Tunisia makes arrests in killing of opposition leader

Relatives of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid carry the coffin wrapped in the Tunisian red flag during his funeral in Tunis, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Amine Landoulsi/AP

The Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects in this month's assassination of leading leftist opposition figure Chokri Belaid, the interior minister said.

"The investigation has progressed to the point that suspects have been arrested," Ali Larayedh told reporters, without specifying the identities or number of people detained.

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