2007 French tourists killing in Mauritania

2007 French tourists killing in Mauritania

2007 French tourists killing in Mauritania happened on December 24, 2007. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/25/2127112.htm 4 French tourists killed in Mauritania - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ] ] The lone survivor had his two adult sons killed along with his brother and a friend. [ [http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hVaUEdvQQVR7qkFLWW9vvJ9UJVvA AFP: Mauritania arrests three more suspects in French tourists' murder ] ] They were shot dead while on holiday in Mauritania. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7159420.stm BBC NEWS | Africa | Tourists shot dead in Mauritania ] ] A fifth person was seriously injured. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/24/wfrench124.xml Four French tourists shot dead in Mauritania - Telegraph ] ] The attack happened near Aleg, 250 km east of capital Nouakchott. [ [http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A393E771-E7AF-46EE-BB11-4CEC0E4BAFC2.htm Al Jazeera English - News - French Tourists Shot In Mauritania ] ] The victims were attacked while they were having a picnic. [ [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25151782.htm Reuters AlertNet - Mauritania hunts killers of four French tourists ] ] Mauritanian authorities arrested nine people on January 7, 2008. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/01/07/africa/AF-GEN-Mauritania-Tourists-Killed.php Mauritania detains 9 people in French tourists' deaths - International Herald Tribune ] ] An assault rifle was recovered by police from a location close to the scene of the killings. [ [http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.1721499501 AKI - Adnkronos international Mauritania: Three arrested over slaying of French tourists ] ] Mauritanian interior minister blamed a terrorist sleeper cell for the killings [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22389184/ Mauritania blames killings on terrorist cell - Africa - MSNBC.com ] ] Authorities say suspects are members of an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. [ [http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-12-25-voa24.cfm Mauritanian Suspects in French Tourist Killings Linked to al-Qaida ] ] The 2008 Dakar Rally was cancelled because of this. The identities of the victims are not yet released.


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