Comoros President Survives Assassination Attempt

AFP: Comoros president survives assassination attempt: campaign chief

Comoros President Azali Assoumani survived an attempt on his life on Thursday as he crisscrossed the country drumming up support ahead of polls on March 24, his campaign director said.

But the opposition insisted the incident on Anjouan island, which Azali's team said left the president unscathed, was "not at all credible".

Tensions are high on the Indian Ocean archipelago after a brief armed insurrection on Anjouan island last year, and Azali's victory in a controversial referendum that could keep him in power until 2029.

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WNU Editor: The Comoros are in the middle of a very tense election campaign .... Comoros opposition in joint call for fair vote (AFP).

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