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Mauritania slams deadly shooting in Mali

2012-09-10 15:05

Nouakchott - Mauritania on Monday condemned the deadly shooting by Malian troops of 16 suspected Islamists, including several Mauritanians, at a checkpoint in central Mali.

The Mauritanian government denounced "the cruelty of this unjustifiable collective murder of unarmed, innocent preachers by armed men dressed in the uniform of the regular army", calling the shooting "a barbaric massacre".