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Tunisia Interior Minister Fired

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Tunisia's interior minister has been fired just days after dozens of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean.

According to the BBC, Lofti Brahem was fired by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, with Justice Minister Ghazi Jeribi filling the position until a replacement is found.

However, the government statement announcing the decision, which was released on its Facebook page on Wednesday, gave no reasons.

Mr Chahed had earlier blamed security guards for failing to stop a boat packed with 180 migrants - mainly Tunisians - from leaving the country.

The boat later sank, leaving as many as 100 people dead.

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