AA / Peter Kum
The heavy gunshots, heard Sunday morning in the Guinean capital Conakry, would be an attempted coup in progress against President Alpha Condé, the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique reported, without giving further details.
Heavy gunfire was, in fact, heard on Sunday morning in the Guinean capital Conakry and on the near-island of Kaloum, where the Presidential Palace sits, according to local media, which did not specify whether it was was a mutiny or an attempted coup.
“Since 8 am (local time), automatic weapon fire has resounded in Kaloum, the business and administrative district and the headquarters of the presidential palace,” local media reported “Guinea News”.
The site “Guinea 114.com” indicated for its part that its editorial staff received “several calls” indicating “the persistence of heavy gunfire in the Guinean capital this Sunday morning”.
The newspaper noted that “the reasons for these shots which terrorize the population” are not known for the moment (11h UT).
“All the streets have been deserted, while heavy gunfire continues. The soldiers, visibly unhappy, empty the magazines of their weapons, while the inhabitants of Kaloum remain holed up, terrorized and worried “, added” Guinea News “.
Guinean authorities have not yet communicated on this incident.
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