Tunisia arrests ousted president's security chief

The security chief of ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been arrested for plotting against the North African state's new leadership, an official told AFP on Sunday.

"General Ali Seriati has been placed under arrest," the official said.

Seriati was a key figure in the security apparatus put in place by the authoritarian Ben Ali and state television earlier reported that he is accused of plotting against the government and fomenting armed attacks.

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