Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrives for the second day of talks during a summit of Mediterranean neighbours at Verdala Palace outside Valletta, in this October 6, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/Files
Mauritanian president in hospital with gunshot wound: sources
Posted : Saturday, 13 October 2012 06:12PM
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound in a military hospital in the capital Nouakchott, a source at the presidency and two military sources told Reuters on Saturday.
They said Abdel Aziz was traveling by road when the incident occurred, but they did not give any further details. Security forces blocked roads leading to the hospital, witnesses said.
(Reporting by Laurent Prieur; Writing by Richard Valdmanis, editing by Diana Abdallah)
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