Sunday, July 24, 2011

Guinea arrests troops after assassination bid

Al Jazeera English: "At least 38 soldiers have been arrested over an assassination attempt on president Alpha Conde of Guinea, who was nearly killed on Tuesday when his home was bombarded with rockets.

An official of the Guinean government told the AP news agency on Thursday that many of the men arrested have ties to Guinea's previous military rulers.

Conde, 73, escaped unhurt from the incident, but a member of his presidential guard was killed and two others injured as they fought off the attack for over two hours."