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Mauritania's tourism sector has failed to rebound since a string of attacks by suspected extremist Islamic militants began last year.
Mauritania is facing financial fallout in the wake of three terrorist-related attacks between December and February, with the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar Rally, investors turning away, and the halving of tourist numbers.
Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of complicity with the men who killed four French tourists last month, Mauritanian officials said Monday.The nine appeared before Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Tiyib on Sunday at the district court in Aleg, the town near where the tourists were killed after they stopped on Christmas Eve for a roadside picnic.jpost.com
(eTN) - Three Mauritanians said to have links to an Algerian terrorist organization called al-Qaida of the Magreb are believed to have fled from Mauritania to neighboring Senegal. They are alleged to have killed four French tourists and severely wounded a fifth in eastern Mauritania.