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Guinea officer killed on military base two days before presidential election

CONAKRY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Armed men killed the commander of a military base in western Guinea overnight, the defence minister said on Friday, two days before the West African country votes in a bitterly-disputed presidential election.

Defence Minister Mohamed Diané said in a statement that the situation in the city of Kinda is under control. (Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by Aaron Ross Editing by Bate Felix)

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