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Guinea-Bissau: Inquiry into Attempted Coup Progresses, with Arrests and Searches

Currently, c. two dozen soldiers are in detention, part of which have past connections to drug trafficking. In this group, made up mainly of members of the Balanta ethnic group, there are also elements of the personal security of ex-PM ARISTIDES GOMES, ex-minister GERALDO MATIAS and other ex-governors. Among the identified soldiers, 11 are being sought.

The identification of those involved resulted in the arrest of eight attackers on the day of the surge on the government palace by the force. Eight civilians are also detained and investigations point to the participation of five other civilians. READ MORE