A group of some 52 German tourists, crossing the desert in convoy from North to West Africa, were robbed of vehicles and cash by a gang of armed men, according to news organisations on Monday.
The gang, who stole at least US $180,000 in cash and four vehicles, attacked the tourists in the triangle between Algeria, Mali and Mauritania. The tourists were unharmed and left with large trucks and sufficient fuel for them to reach the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott. The identity of the gunmen was unclear, news reports said.
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