Gambia’s President Says Former State Guard Head Attempted Coup

December 30, 2014 1:20 PM

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said that an attempted coup was made today by the former commanding officer of the State Guards Lamin Sanneh who invaded from neighboring Senegal.

Forces loyal to Sanneh attacked the presidential palace at about 1 a.m. local time in the capital, Banjul, and the Denton bridge military post, with four people killed and four captured in the process, Jammeh said in a post on his Facebook Inc. page. Sanneh was injured in the attack and may have die...

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