Main island in Guinea

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A group of rebel soldiers wearing the Guinea flag appeared on television – Photo: TWITTER

On September 5 (local time), a unit of soldiers rebelled in the Guinean capital Conakry, briefly announcing on state television that they had dissolved the government.

According to Reuters news agency, the incident began when a loud gunfire broke out near the presidential palace in Conakry on the morning of September 5. Some sources said an elite unit of soldiers led by former French legionnaire Mamady Doumbouya was responsible for the incident.

An unidentified soldier wearing a Guinean flag appeared on state television, surrounded by eight other soldiers, saying they planned to form a transitional government and would provide more. following information.

Video on social media shows Guinean President Alpha Conde surrounded by rebel soldiers – Source: TWITTER

Before the soldier spoke, a video appeared on social media showing President Alpha Conde surrounded by rebel soldiers in a room. The authenticity of this video cannot be determined at this time.

Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry said the uprising and attack on the presidential palace by these soldiers had been quelled.

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Military vehicles appear on the streets of the capital Conakry, Guinea, on September 5 – Photo: REUTERS

“The presidential guard, together with the defense and security forces, stopped the threat and repelled the attack group,” the Guinean Defense Ministry said in a statement. “Security operations are continuing to restore order and peace.”

Guinea, though rich in mineral resources, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country has long been beset by political turmoil.

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