Suspected killer of French tourists arrested

30th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

Suspected killer of four French tourists in Mauritania, who escaped from Nouakchott's main courthouse earlier this month, has been recaptured.

   NOUAKCHOTT, April 30, 2008 - A suspected killer of four French tourists in Mauritania, who escaped from Nouakchott's main courthouse earlier this month, has been recaptured, police said Wednesday.

   Sidi Ould Sidna, 21, who had been on the run since April 2, was arrested
Wednesday morning with two other Islamic combatants in the Arafat district of
the capital, police said.

   He is believed to belong to a group close to Al-Qaeda's north African
branch and is one of several people suspected of killing the tourists on
December 24.

   Two police officers, a clerk and Ould Sidna's brother were charged this
month with involvement in his escape.

   Since his escape Ould Sidna has evaded recapture on several occasions.

[AFP / Expatica]

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