Mauritanian President ‘Accidentally’ Shot

The president of Mauritania was shot and slightly wounded Saturday in what the government of the West African country is calling an accident. The president’s convoy was fired on by an Army unit, and a source in the military disagreed with the government’s story, saying the attack was intentional. A government spokesman said President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was “slightly wounded” and was taken to a hospital, where he “got out of the vehicle unassisted upon arrival.”