Mauritanian authorities have uncovered a Mossad network in the African country, involved in the assassination of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar news portal reported on Wednesday.

Quoting Mauritanian daily Al-Huriyeh, Al-Manar stated that a number of Arab nationals had been recruited to the spy network that was involved in the blowing up of an Ethiopian airplane in Lebanon, in which a Hezbollah target was on board, in addition to involvement in the Mabhouh hit.

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According to the report, the Mauritanian authorities opened an investigation into the case after arresting an agent carrying a letter in which he professed knowledge of both espionage operations.