Two people wanted over the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania are suspected of having links to Al-Qaida's North African branch based in Algeria, prosecutors in Nouakchott said on Tuesday.
Among three suspects in Monday's fatal shooting are "two young Mauritanians who are suspected of belonging to extremist Salafist groups," prosecutors said in a statement.
The statement referred to the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, the Algerian group which earlier this year declared allegiance to Al-Qaida and renamed itself Al-Qaida's Branch in the Islamic Maghreb.
THESE FRENCH TOURISTS WHO WERE THE VICTIMS OF THIS ATTACK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH NEOCONS OR THE LIKUD OR BUSHITLERCHENEYHALLIBURTON.Authorities in Mauritania say three suspects linked to the killing of four members of a French family in the east of the country, may have fled to neighboring Senegal.
A taxi driver told police he drove the men to the town of Boghe on the Senegalese border, about 50 kilometers south of Aleg, where the attack took place.
Security officials say the French tourists were picnicking on the side of the highway outside of Aleg when a group gunmen pulled up and demanded money. The family refused and the gunmen opened fire. One man survived the attack, but lost his two children, his brother and a family friend.
IT'S THE GLOBAL JIHAD, STUPID!