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Congo arrests foreigners in coup plot

Congo arrested a group of foreign security guards, including three Americans, for allegedly plotting a coup just ahead of national elections, a government official said Wednesday. But a U.N. official cast doubt on the claim and said it was confident the country would remain calm for the country’s long-delayed vote, now set for July 30. The suspects arrested Tuesday were former soldiers who worked for a Congolese security company, Interior Minister Theophile Mbemba said. He said the men were arrested with military gear, but did not provide further details about the type of weapons they had. Full Story

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