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Two men try to remove a torn photo of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the center of Tunis, Sunday, Jan. 16. 2011. Two men try to remove a torn photo of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the center of Tunis, Sunday, Jan. 16. 2011.

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Gunfire has rung out in central Tunis near the Interior Ministry, as police and troops try to calm tensions after the president's ouster.

Issam Chebbi, a senior member of the main opposition party PDP, says a gunfight also broke out Sunday between security forces and unidentified attackers in front of the opposition party headquarters. A big crowd was gathered in front of the building and heavy security was deployed in the area.

Soon afterward, repeated volleys of gunfire were heard nearby, near the Interior Ministry. The source of the shots was unclear.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Gunfire has rung out in central Tunis near the Interior Ministry, as police and troops try to calm tensions after the president's ouster.

Issam Chebbi, a senior member of the main opposition party PDP, says a gunfight also broke out Sunday between security forces and unidentified attackers in front of the opposition party headquarters. A big crowd was gathered in front of the building and heavy security was deployed in the area.

Soon afterward, repeated volleys of gunfire were heard nearby, near the Interior Ministry. The source of the shots was unclear.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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