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The army claims to have taken control of Guinea – VG

A senior Guinean official claims that the government has been dissolved. At the same time, the country’s Ministry of Defense announced that the coup attempt had been averted.

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Army officer Mamady Domboya announced, live on Sunday noon, that the government of Guinea has been dissolved, he reported. AP, who also wrote that the army had taken control of the country’s state-owned television channel.

We will no longer entrust politics to one man, but we will hand it over to the people, says Dumboya.

The Associated Press also reported that the country’s constitution has been dissolved, and the country’s borders have been closed.

Reuters news agency reported that videos on social media show Guinean President Alpha Condé being flown in by the country’s special forces.

Earlier Sunday, it was also reported shooting outside the presidential palace, And that soldiers were seen in the streets telling people to stay in their homes.

At the same time, the authorities reported that the coup attempt by the special forces was averted, according to AFP.

The Defense Ministry claimed that the presidential palace guards were able to repel the attack, Reuters wrote, and that security forces are working to restore order.

None of the messages have been confirmed by other or independent sources.

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He survived an assassination attempt in 2011.

Guinea is located along the western coast of Africa, and despite the fact that the country is rich in natural resources, its population is among the poorest in the world due to war and political instability, according to United Nations contact.

Conde was re-elected to a third term in October last year after a constitutional change that did not allow him to be re-elected, but the election was marked by several violent incidents that claimed dozens of lives, NTB writes.

In 2011, the president survived an assassination attempt in his home, where, among other things, rockets were fired at the bedroom of the presidential residence. Three people were killed in the attack.