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2 suspects killed, 7 captured in failed Gabon coup attempt

Gabon security forces killed two suspects in a failed coup attempt in Gabon on Monday.

Government security forces also captured seven others, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told reporters.

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The plotters seized control of the national radio station early on Monday morning.

They then broadcast a message saying that President Ali Bongo was no longer fit for office.

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After the coup announcement, over 300 people initially trooped to the streets to celebrate the coup, which was later crushed by government forces.

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