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Tunisisk politi fant tegninger over ambassader og navnelister over kjente diplomater i hendene på arresterte islamister.

More than two dozen Islamic extremists involved in a deadly gun battle with the Tunisian police earlier this month had blueprints of foreign embassies and documents identifying foreign envoys as targets, the Tunisian interior minister said Friday.

It was the first official explanation of the firefight since TAP, the state news agency, reported that the police had engaged «dangerous criminals» in a rare shootout south of the capital on Jan. 3, the second violent incident in three weeks.

Tunisia Says Suspects in Gun Battle Had Blueprints of Embassies