Mauritania-Senegal tension over fishing territories heating

A group of Senegalese fishermen attacked Mauritanian shopkeepers after the Mauritanian coastguard shot dead another Senegalese fisherman allegedly in Mauritania's territorial waters.

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    Disputes over fishing territories between Senegal and Mauritania are threatening plans to exploit a giant offshore gas field.

    The Mauritanian coastguard shot and killed a Senegalese fisherman, and this has led to violent retaliation ashore.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the city of Saint Louis.


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