CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea's government spokesman says a 15-year-old was killed and five other civilians were injured in an altercation with security forces in the capital.
The incident began Sunday evening after a pro-opposition radio journalist told listeners to rush to the station of Planet FM, claiming it was being raided by security forces and that he risked being kidnapped.
Witnesses said security forces used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse the crowd, killing 15-year-old Abdoul Aziz Balde and injuring the others.
On Monday morning, government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara did not specify how Balde died. He said four security officers were also injured.
Guinea's Supreme Court on Friday confirmed that the ruling party of President Alpha Conde won a divisive legislative election, sparking protests on Saturday that were dispersed by police.