January 7, 2019 / 3:18 PM / in a year

Two suspects killed, seven captured in failed Gabon coup attempt

LIBREVILLE, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Gabon security forces killed two suspects in a failed coup attempt in Gabon on Monday and captured seven others, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told reporters.

The plotters seized control of the national radio station early on Monday morning and broadcast a message saying that President Ali Bongo was no longer fit for office. (Reporting By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Edward McAllister)

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