Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

News

news

At least 20 injured as military clash with citizens in Guinea's north

Guinea

<p>At least 20 people are reported to have been injured in two days of clashes between the military and residents of Mali-ville, a city in the northern part of Guinea. </p> <p>The confrontation follows an attack on a truck driver by some military personnel. </p> <p>The truck driver according to witnesses had slowed down to maneuver a muddy portion of the road. </p> <p>His action however slowed down the convoy of one Colonel Issa Camara, said to be the military commander in the city, which was speeding. </p> <p>Unhappy with the turn of events, the soldiers with permission from their commander reportedly assaulted the truck driver leaving him for dead. </p> <p>The resident of the town having heard about the attack on the driver, then confronted the military who were said to be using live ammunition. </p> <p>Th soldiers are also reported to have vandalised and torched shops in the city forcing many of the residents to flee into the bush. </p> <p>An appeal for the soldiers to calm down from the region’s governor, Sadio Keita failed to yield any results, <span class="caps">RFI</span> reported as the soldiers would only take instruction from Colonel Camara, a move described by some as a rebellion against state authority. </p> <p>Colonel Camara has reportedly been relieved of duty as a result of the incident. </p> <p><strong><em>News Agencies</em></strong></p>
View more