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AP sources: Military boss arrested in Guinea

AP sources: Military boss arrested in Guinea

Two sources close to Guinea's ruling junta say that Col. Moussa Keita was arrested overnight.
Keita was formerly a hard-liner in the junta that seized power in a 2008 coup and remained steadfastly loyal to their military chief who was badly wounded during an assassination attempt last month.
Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara was pressured to step down and agreed to stay in exile in neighboring Burkina Faso in order to allow the country to return to civilian rule. Keita led a delegation of junta hard-liners who chartered a private plane to Burkina in an attempt to bring him back.
His arrest was confirmed Saturday by a retired Guinean diplomat and a military official at the capital's main military base. Both requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
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Associated Press Writer Rukmini Callimachi contributed to this report from Dakar, Senegal.


Updated : 2021-03-05 00:18 GMT+08:00