New Arrests In Plot To Kill Madagascar President
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Mon 02nd August 2021 | 02:10 AM
Antananarivo, Aug 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Aug, 2021 ) :Madagascar on Sunday announced the arrest of five generals as well as high-ranking police officers in connection with a failed attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina, the attorney general said.
Six people, including two French citizens, were initially arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attempt.
Among the latest arrests, "12 are active military and police personnel, including five generals, two captains and five non-commissioned officers," she said.
Four of those arrested are retired national and foreign police and military personnel, and five are civilians, she said.
Reports of the assassination plot came after several months of turbulence in the island nation, with threats directed at journalists reporting on the country's coronavirus pandemic and a burgeoning famine in the south of the country.