Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Attempted Coup Put Down In The African Country Of Gambia

Gambian Soldiers Attempt Coup While President Is Abroad -- The Guardian/AFP

Three suspects killed by forces loyal to Yahya Jammeh following attack on presidential palace in Banjul

A group of disaffected soldiers launched a foiled coup bid in the Gambia on Tuesday while the president was abroad, military and diplomatic sources said.

Forces loyal to President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled the west African country for 20 years, killed three suspects including the alleged ringleader – an army deserter, a military officer said.

The officer, speaking from Bissau, said the deserter – named as Lamin Sanneh – led a heavily-armed attack with six men on the presidential palace in the capital Banjul.

The pre-dawn assault triggered panic in Bissau, while national radio went off air for several hours and state television was suspended.

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More News On Today's Attempted Coup In Gambia

Dozen Soldiers Killed as Armed Men Attack Gambian Palace -- Senegambia News
Soldiers lock down Gambian capital after overnight shooting -- Reuters
Gambia Military Coup? Capital Locked Down By Soldiers Amid Reports Of Heavy Gunfire -- IBTimes
Gunfire reported in Gambian capital as president away, raising specter of coup -- CSM/AP
Gambia foils coup bid, attackers killed -- AFP
Gambian Capital Locked Down After Apparent Coup Attempt -- VOA
Gunshots heard in Gambian capital amid reports of failed coup -- Chicago Tribune/Bloomberg
'Coup attempt foiled' in Gambia -- Al Jazeera
Mutiny in Gambia underscores heightened risk of violent change of government and policy instability under current administration -- IHJane's 360
Gambia government denies coup plot against Yahya Jammeh -- BBC


Rhaegar said...

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War News Updates Editor said...

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