Violent offensive between suspected terrorists and police kills two

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A violent clash late Monday between Mauritanian police officers and suspected terrorists left two policemen dead and several others wounded, panapress reported. Panapress quoted security sources as saying the police decided to take on the suspects, who gathered in a house at the Tevragh-Zeina residential district ahead of a plan to launch an assault on the city. Since last Wednesday, the Mauritanian security forces have launched a manhunt against Sidi Ould Sidina, one of the suspects who shot dead four French tourists 24 December 2007 near Aleg (250 kilometres South-east of Nouakchott), after he escaped during a hearing at the Nouakchott court.

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