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12.04.2012 Africa

G.Bissau troops attack residence of outgoing PM

By AFP
Carlos Gomes Junior, Guinea Bissau's Prime Minister.  By Phil Moore (AFP/File)
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Carlos Gomes Junior, Guinea Bissau's Prime Minister. By Phil Moore (AFP/File)

BISSAU (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau soldiers on Thursday night attacked the residence of outgoing premier and presidential hopeful Carlos Gomes Junior, witnesses told AFP.

"It was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and we were forced to retreat," said a police officer who had guarded the building. He said Gomes had been there earlier but could not confirm his current whereabouts.

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