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Two soldiers killed and 8 arrested after failed coup attempt in Gabon, government says

(CNN)Two soldiers suspected of being part of an attempted coup in Gabon were killed and eight military officers were arrested, state media reported Tuesday.The suspected coup plotters stormed the state radio and television headquarters around 4 a.m. Monday, allegedly taking journalists and staff hostage, while they read out a statement saying they had taken control of the Central African nation.The officers declared their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo and said they had seized power to "restore democracy" in the country.The two officers were killed when Gabonese defense and security forces moved in to stop the takeover and rescue the hostages, state-run Agence Gabonaise De Presse (AGP) reported on Tuesday.Four soldiers were arre ...
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