Holy Imam Dies of Wounds After Attack on Police
A Tunisian imam who was wounded when Islamists attacked police this week died of his wounds on Thursday, a security official said, bringing to two the death toll from the clashes.
Khaled Karaoui, imam of the Ennour Mosque in the Tunis suburb of Manouba, died in hospital before dawn, said local national guard commander Nizar Badis.
His funeral is set to be held in on Thursday afternoon.
Karaoui was among militants who attacked two national guard posts in Manouba after police arrested a Salafist suspected of assaulting the head of the area’s public security brigade.
During the clashes, one of the attackers was killed and two policemen wounded.
Since the Tunisian revolution that ousted former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, radical Islamists have carried out a number of attacks, including against security forces and on cultural events.