URGENT ¥¥¥ Policeman killed in Tunis clash with protesters: ministry

A Tunisian policeman was killed on Wednesday in clashes between the security forces and protesters that erupted in the capital after the assassination of an opposition leader, the interior ministry said.

"Policeman Lotfi Alzaar, 46, died on Wednesday afternoon... after sustaining a chest injury caused by rocks thrown during an operation to disperse a group of protesters in Bab El-Jazira" in central Tunis, the ministry said.

"These protesters were in the process of ransacking shops," it added.