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Madagascar arrests generals over plot to kill President Rajoelina

BBC News

August 1, 2021

High-ranking army and police officials have been arrested in Madagascar in connection with a failed attempt to kill the country’s president.

The arrested include five generals and several active police officers, meaning 21 people are now being investigated over last month’s foiled assassination.

Authorities have also seized a gun and $250,000 (£180,000), local media said.

The attempt on President Andry Rajoelina’s life was among ongoing turbulence rocking the island nation.

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