13 shot dead in Tunisia unrest: Medics

Security forces shot dead 13 people in the Tunisian capital and suburbs late yesterday, medical sources said.

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 21:53 PM IST

Tunis: Security forces shot dead 13
people in the Tunisian capital and suburbs late yesterday,
after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali said he ordered police
to stop firing on protesters, medical sources said.

"The bodies of three people struck with bullets were
taken to the hospital at Kram, close to Tunis, and 10 others
have been brought to Charles Nicole hospital in Tunis," one
source said today.

The figure was confirmed by another medical worker who
took part today in a major demonstration against Ben Ali in
the city centre and was dispersed by police firing volleys of
tear gas.

There was no official confirmation.

PTI