Breaking: Guinea commander killed two days before election
Armed men attacked a military base in western Guinea overnight, killing the camp’s commander.
The defense minister, Mohamed Diané said on Friday, two days before the West African country votes in a bitterly-disputed presidential election.
Defence Minister Mohamed Diané provided few details about the attack in the city of Kindia, about 85 km (53 miles) outside the capital Conakry, but said in a statement that the situation was now under control.
A security source, who asked not to be named, said the assailants were dressed in military attire and seized arms and vehicles before fleeing the scene.
Voters will head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to award President Alpha Conde a third term in office, following a campaign marred by violence and divisive appeals to ethnic identities.