Seven Islamic Extremists Charged in Attack on Israeli Embassy in Mauritania

[AP/International Herald Tribune] Seven men believed to be Islamic extremists have been charged in the attack earlier this month on the Israeli Embassy in Mauritania. Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Talhata said Sunday that five Mauritanians and two Tunisians have been charged with "participating in an organization whose aim is to carry out terrorist acts." The judge described the men as "Salafist jihadists," a reference to an extremist Islamic movement based in Algeria.

2008-02-25 01:00:00

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