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[Published: Tuesday June 23 2009]

American shot dead in Mauritania

Nouakchott, 23 June-(ANA)-Gunmen attempting to kidnap an American man in Mauritania have shot and killed him when he tried to resist, a police officer in the West African nation said.

Neighbors said the middle-aged man taught at a center specializing in computer science in El Kasr, a lower-class neighborhood in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital.

Two men had initially tried to abduct him, but they shot him when they realized they could not overpower him, said the police officer, who did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

Witness Bilal Ould Mohamed, a butcher, said he saw at least two young men rush up to the victim and shoot him several times in the head and face. Mohamed said he tried to stop them, but they pointed their gun at him before running off.

An AP correspondent at the scene saw officials from the U.S. Embassy arrive as the body lay on the pavement.(ANA)

FA/ANA/23 June 2009---

 


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