Gambia government denies "rumors" of coup

December 30, 2014 3:50 PM

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Gambia government denies "rumors" of coup

DAKAR, Senegal -- Heavy gunfire rang out Tuesday near the presidential palace in the tiny West African nation of Gambia, residents said, raising the specter of a coup attempt while the longtime ruler is out of the country.

The government denied any such plot was under way, though state radio and television remained silent at midday.

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