Four Germans arrested in Tunis with weapons: police

16th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Several people including four German nationals were arrested in central Tunis on Sunday after being found in taxis carrying weapons, a senior police officer said on state television on Sunday.

"We arrested four German nationals and others of different nationalities. I don't know the number or the nationalities of the other foreigners," the officer said, without giving further details.

The incident took place near the headquarters of the main opposition party, the PDP, where a gunfight broke out earlier on Sunday.

The drivers of the three taxis transporting the people arrested told police their clients were going hunting, the officer said.

Unconfirmed reports earlier said two Swedish nationals were arrested with "hunting rifles."

© 2011 AFP

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