Gabon Rebel Chief Arrested, Two Killed In Failed Coup: Presidency

A group of soldiers had attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising against ailing President Ali Bongo.

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Gabon Rebel Chief Arrested, Two Killed In Failed Coup: Presidency

Video grab of Gabon soldiers on state radio. (AFP)


Libreville: 

The chief military rebel who led a thwarted coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed into a public radio station, the presidency said.

"The situation is under control," the presidency statement said, adding that hostages had been freed from the radio station.

A group of soldiers had attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising against ailing President Ali Bongo who is abroad recovering from the stroke.



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