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Headquarters of military attacked

March 02, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades targeted the headquarters of Guinea-Bissau's armed forces, destroying part of the building, witnesses said.

Army troops encircled the area and were searching for the unknown assailants. The impoverished former Portuguese colony in West Africa has a history of coups and civil conflict.

Military officers ordered two private radio stations in the capital to cease broadcasting, and state television also appeared to have stopped.

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