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Mauritanian police intercepted a weapons shipment on the Malian border near Fassala. Mauritanian businessmen were shipping the weapons to Ansar Dine, the Islamist group in control of northern Mali.
President Aziz said Mauritania would not intervene militarily against the Islamist takeover in Mali, but warned that the growing terrorist risk "can be a catastrophe for the entire world." He promised Mauritanian assistance with international efforts to stabilize Mali.
Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, the presumed leader of an armed Islamist group called the Movement for Unity and Justice in West Africa, has "declared war" against France. Last week, Mauritania issued an international arrest warrant against Kheirou, also known as Abou Qumqum.
Security forces clashed with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb fighters near the Malian border; no casualties have been reported. The clash took place after AQIM fighters attacked a police station in Adel Bagrou and kidnapped one officer.
A security official claimed that Teyeb Ould Sidi Aly, a wanted Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader, was killed two days ago in an airstrike in the Wagadou forest in Mali. Aly directed suicide attacks in Mauritania, including one that targeted the president.