October 14, 2012 / 11:27 AM / 5 years ago

Mauritanian president flown abroad for treatment after shooting

NOUAKCHOTT, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to France on Sunday for additional medical treatment after being accidentally shot by soldiers late on Saturday, the country's minister of communications said.

"I confirm that the president's medical plane has taken off from Nouakchott airport," Hamdi Ould Mahjoub told Reuters.

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