Two police probed over Tunisia killing of women in car
The two women, cousins, including one who also held German nationality, were shot dead in their car in August
Two policemen are to be detained for an investigation into the killing of two young women in the Kasserine region of Tunisia, a judiciary official said Wednesday.
Mehdi Belili, a court spokesman, told AFP that a judge issued the order.
The two women, cousins, including one who also held German nationality, were shot dead in their car in August.
The interior ministry said at time that police opened fire after mistaking them for terrorists when they failed to stop.
Another cousin who was in the car but survived told AFP that the driver feared they were being stopped by terrorists.
Kasserine lies at the foot of Mount Chaambi, where soldiers and police have since 2012 been hunting down jihadists blamed for deadly attacks on security forces.
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