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BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Two die in Mauritanian gun battle

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Casa bombers have escaped in Mk too:

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I am currently in Nouakchott and heard the gunfire yesterday. There seemed to be a lot of police and military activity heading towards the route de Nouadhibou around 7pm.

Interestingly there were reports that when the suspected killer of the French tourists "escaped" from the courthouse, the authorities then arrested a number of court officials and his relatives. Whether this was because it was an inside job, or just a means of the government demonstrating action, is difficult to tell.
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Perhaps the tinted windows were the problem, or just being in the wrong place:-
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