Suicide attack foiled in Mauritania

Troops shoot attacker heading for military barracks, causing explosion in eastern town.

     

    A senior military official said that the attack was carried out by an al-Qaeda offshoot in North Africa.

    There were no reported deaths in the attack, aside from that of the attacker.

    The strike came two days after al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released two Spanish hostagesit had held captive in Mali for nine months.

    A ransom was reportedly paid to secure the release of the pair.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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