Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Al Qaeda suspects killed in Mauritania car blast

Excellent, what better way for an Al Qaida Assclown to have his pathetic life ended.

(Reuters) - As many as three suspected al Qaeda militants were killed when their vehicle exploded during a gunfight with Mauritanian soldiers on the outskirts of the capital early on Wednesday, a security source said.

The vehicle was one of three that crossed illegally into the West African country from Mali over the weekend, leading the Mauritanian military in a pursuit through the desert, security sources said.

"According to initial conclusions by the Mauritanian army, three insurgents may have died in the SUV explosion. It is still difficult to be certain as the car was completely destroyed and the corpses are in pieces," a Mauritanian security official said on condition of anonymity.

Another source said several Mauritanian soldiers were lightly injured in the blast, which occurred after soldiers and the suspected insurgents exchanged fire.

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