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According to the information, soldiers have reportedly detained the president and his ministers.

Gunfire Near Govt House Kills One Amid Fears Of Coup

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Not less than one person is said to have been killed by gunfire in the capital of the West African state of Guinea-Bissau amid fears of a coup attempt in the country.

The gunfire erupted near a government building in Bissau where President Umaro Cissoko Embaló was thought to be attending a cabinet meeting.

The gunfire erupted near a government building in Bissau where President Umaro Cissoko Embaló was thought to be attending a cabinet meeting.

According to the information, soldiers have reportedly detained the president and his ministers.

However, the West African regional leaders condemned what they called a coup attempt and urged troops to return to barracks.

Being one of the poorest countries in the world, the former Portuguese colony, Guinea-Bissau has seen nine coups or attempted coups since 1980.

Being one of the poorest countries in the world, the former Portuguese colony, Guinea-Bissau has seen nine coups or attempted coups since 1980.

If confirmed, this would be the fifth military coup in the past year in the region of West and Central Africa. Just last week, there was a coup in Burkina Faso.

If confirmed, this would be the fifth military coup in the past year in the region of West and Central Africa. Just last week, there was a coup in Burkina Faso

Source: BBC Africa, wownewsmedia

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