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Madagascar arrests two former French soldiers, others in foiled plot to kill president

Madagascar arrests two former French soldiers, others in foiled plot to kill president
6 arrested in plot, say sources

By Fatma Esma Arslan

DAKAR, Senegal (AA) - Two former French soldiers are among six people arrested in a foiled plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina, according to Madagascan sources.

"One of the arrested people is French, two of them are bi-national -- Madagascan and French. The three others are Madagascan," Security Minister Rodellys Fanomezantsoa Randrianarison said at a news conference late Thursday.

Police are have been pursuing the case for months, he said.

Claiming that there are documents that prove the plot and involvement of those arrested, Randrianarison said the plan was hidden behind business activities.

During simultaneous police raids, money and weapons were also seized, he added.

* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk


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