Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived for medical treatment at a military hospital on the outskirts of Paris Sunday after being "accidentally" shot by the army in what officials say was a case of mistaken identity.
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived at a military hospital outside Paris on Sunday for treatment after being wounded when an army unit fired on his convoy earlier in the day.
Government officials said soldiers mistakenly opened fire on the president after failing to recognise his car.
"I want to reassure them about my health after this incident, which was committed in error by a military unit," he said.
Earlier, a security source told AFP that Abdel Aziz was hit in the arm by a bullet that an unknown gunman fired at him as he was driving from his weekend retreat in nearby Tweila. Other reports said Aziz received a bullet wound to the abdomen.
FRANCE 24 REPORTS
Date created : 2012-10-14