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French citizen among six held over plan to kill Madagascar president -minister

French citizen among six held over plan to kill Madagascar president -minister

LOVASOA RABARY A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean island's public security minister said, and a second official said the president's security had been tightened. "One of the arrested people is French, two of them are bi-national - Malagasy and French. The three others are Malagasy," Rodellys Fanomezantsoa Randrianarison told a news conference late on Thursday. Madagascar's attorney general said on Thursday police had arrested the six following what officials said was a months-long investigation. Patrick Rajoelina, an adviser to President Andry Rajoelina, told Reuters…
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Six arrested for plot to kill president

Six arrested for plot to kill president

LOVASOA RABARY MADAGASCAN police have arrested six people, including a foreign national, on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, after months of investigation, officials said. Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as president of the Indian Ocean island country in 2019 after a hard-fought election and a constitutional court challenge from his rival. "According to the evidence in our possession, these individuals had devised a plan for the elimination and neutralization of a number of people including the head of state," the attorney general said in a statement. It added that investigations were underway and further details could not be…
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