Mauritanian president recuperating well in France

Associated Press

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The family of Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz says that he is recuperating well in France from a gunshot wound and should return home soon.

The president's son, Ahmedou, told The Associated Press Thursday that said he is doing very well at a military hospital in Paris, after being accidentally shot by Mauritanian army troops on Oct. 13. Aziz, 55, was traveling in a car which did not stop for a military checkpoint and so guards opened fire on the vehicle. Family members said Aziz was injured in the abdomen.

Yesterday, the leader of the National Assembly, Messaoud Ould Boulkheir, who is an opponent, said he spoke on the phone with Aziz and said that he sounded fine and is gradually recovering.

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