Arrests Follow Guinean Coup Bid

President Conte won a third term in 2003 elections despite poor health

Security forces in Guinea have made several arrests after Wednesday’s attempt to kill President Lansana Conte, the security minister says. But the BBC’s Alhassan Sillah in Conakry says they are not well known personalities or politicians. On Thursday, Mr Conte went to the mosque to for prayers on the Muslim holiday of Eid-el-Kebir. He has said those who tried to kill him on Wednesday are wasting their time and only God would decide when he went. Unidentified men fired on the presidential convoy taking Mr Conte to work. The president escaped unscathed. Full Story

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