Islamist militants kill Tunisian policeman near Algerian border

December 1, 2014 9:45 AM

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Islamist militants beheaded a Tunisian policeman after he was kidnapped near the Algerian border late on Sunday, officials said on Monday.

The government has tightened security as it prepares for a presidential election runoff this month between incumbent Moncef Marzouki and veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, the leader of secular Party Nida Tounes.

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