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March 9, 1988
Security forces crushed an attempted coup in the tiny West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe and killed two of the 40 armed rebels who landed in canoes in the Marxist-ruled nation, a government official said. Information Ministry official Joao Carlos said most of the attackers were captured as they tried to seize national police headquarters on the coast of the former Portuguese colony. One policeman was wounded.
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March 9, 1988
Security forces crushed an attempted coup in the tiny West African island state of Sao Tome and Principe and killed two of the 40 armed rebels who landed in canoes in the Marxist-ruled nation, a government official said. Information Ministry official Joao Carlos said most of the attackers were captured as they tried to seize national police headquarters on the coast of the former Portuguese colony. One policeman was wounded.
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