Mauritania says Libya behind coup attempt

Mauritanian police have accused Libya of being behind last month's attempted coup:

Judicial police chiefs said the alleged coup plot "has been financed by the Libyan special services".

"Everyone in Nouakchott knows it," the police said in a statement late Thursday.


However, little evidence has been unearthed about Libya's involvement.
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