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Armed Forces Chief Killed As Soldiers Mutiny Over Pay Arrears

The head of the armed forces of Guinea-Bissau, General Verissimo Correia Seabra, has been killed by mutinous soldiers demanding the immediate payment of substantial salary arrears, Defence Minister Daniel Gomes said on Thursday. Correia Seabra and Colonel Domingos de Barros, the head of human resources, were killed at the military high command building during the early hours of the mutiny on Wednesday, he told reporters. Portugal, the former colonial power, said an attempted coup was under way in the West African country. But the mutineers issued a statement on Thursday saying that their insurrection was a simple dispute over salaries and not an attempt to overthrow Guinea-Bissau’s elected government. Full Story

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