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Mauritanian military stages coup

A military coup in Mauritania brings opposition supporters out in celebration, and puts the country's democratically elected leaders in jail.

Mauritania, in the north-west of Africa, has been gripped by political uncertainty since its government faced a no-confidence vote last month.

The president and other key leaders are being held by the army. The head of Mauritania's presidential guard has declared himself in charge.

Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.

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