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Tourists attacked, kidnapped in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT — Three Spanish tourists were kidnapped on Sunday in northwestern Mauritania on the road linking the capital Nouakchott to the city of Nouadhibou, a Spanish diplomatic source said.

Terrorism kills off tourism in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT — The Saharan sand dunes are more barren than ever in Mauritania as tourists have deserted this North African desert nation following attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda last year.

Mauritania’s tourism fails to rebound following attacks

Mauritania's tourism sector has failed to rebound since a string of attacks by suspected extremist Islamic militants began last year.

Tourism industry suffers financial fallout after spate of attacks

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.

9 arrested in Mauritania in deaths of French tourists

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

Suspected Terrorists Flee Mauritania After Allegedly Killing Tourists

(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.

Mauritania Seeks 3 in Tourist Killings

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (eTN) - Mauritanian prosecutors on Tuesday called the brutal slaying of four French tourists a terrorist act and said security forces were hunting three men suspected of links to a regional al-Qaida terror network.