Curfew declared in central Tunisian town

09:50, July 12, 2011      

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A curfew was declared on Sunday in Sbeitla, a central Tunisian town near Sidi Bouzid, the official TAP press agency reported on Monday.

The curfew which runs from local time 8:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) to 4: 00 a.m. (0300 GMT), was imposed to prevent the violence from spreading to other parts of the town, said a communique released by the Ministry of Interior.

The decision was taken following clashes between rival mobs who threw stones at each other causing light injuries, before ransacking a national guard station.

The cause behind the violence which started on Saturday is still not known.

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