Africa

Guinean policeman killed in pre-poll violence

Guinean protesters confront the police in Conakry, on September 22, 2013. Opposition protesters have shot dead a trainee policeman and injured two other officers as renewed violence broke out in Conakry, five days ahead of elections.

Guinean protesters confront the police in Conakry, on September 22, 2013. Opposition protesters have shot dead a trainee policeman and injured two other officers as renewed violence broke out in Conakry, five days ahead of elections.  (AFP/File)

Opposition protesters shot dead a trainee policeman and injured two other officers as renewed violence broke out Monday in Guinea's capital Conakry, five days ahead of elections, the government said.

"According to hospital and security sources - the provisional toll at 12:00 GMT - incidents in the capital have left one dead, a trainee policeman, (with) two injured police officers, also shot...," a government spokesman said in a statement, adding that 49 other people sustained minor injuries.

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