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Liberia rebel leader 'attacked'

Fighting has erupted in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, during a visit to the city by rebel leader Sekou Conneh. The BBC’s Paul Welsh in Monrovia says shots were fired after a crowd began to throw stones at Mr Conneh’s convoy as he made his way to meet the interim President, Moses Blah, for the first time. Three people were killed and others were seriously injured. The violence came hours before the biggest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world began its mission in the war-torn West African country. Some 3,500 West African troops already deployed in the capital and its immediate vicinity officially became part of the new UN force – Unmil – on Wednesday. The force will eventually comprise about 15,000 troops. Full Story

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