The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Sources: Six killed in Guinea Bissau firefight
ByREUTERS
October 21, 2012 14:24

BISSAU - Six people were killed in a gunbattle near Guinea-Bissau's capital overnight in an apparent counter-coup attempt, sources said on Sunday.

The West African state, a hub for international cocaine traffickers, is in the midst of a messy recovery after the army overthrew the government and derailed elections in April.

"It appears to have been a failed counter-coup," one diplomatic source said of the fighting, asking not to be named. "The military is checking vehicles around Bissau, mostly vehicles that are leaving," he said.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 25, 2017
Several news organizations barred from White House press briefing

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 24
    Beer Sheva
    9 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 19
    Jerusalem
    9 - 20
    Haifa
  • 13 - 27
    Elat
    9 - 24
    Tiberias