3 arrested on suspicion of attacking Israeli Embassy in Mauritania

Three people were arrested in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Saturday morning a day after allegedly opening fire near the Israeli Embassy in the northwest African country. The suspects were arrested after trying to flee a police roadblock on their way to a waiting getaway car. The identities of the suspected attackers were not released. Mauritanian authorities reported that Israeli and US investigators were participating in the probe of Friday's terror attack in which six gunmen reportedly opened fire near the embassy, trading fire with guards before fleeing and screaming "Allah Akbar."