Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was "lightly wounded" after a Mauritanian military patrol accidentally opened fire on his convoy on Saturday, a government spokesman confirmed.
– Communications Minister Hamdi Ould Mahjoub
On his way back to Nouakchott, the presidential convoy was shot by a Mauritanian patrol...as they did not recognize his convoy. The president was shot on that occasion but he is lightly wounded and his life is not threatened.
They said Abdel Aziz was traveling by road when the incident occurred.
Security forces blocked roads leading to the hospital, witnesses said.