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U.S. condemns attempted coup in Gambia


WASHINGTON – The U. S. on Wednesday denounced an attempted coup in Gambia, urging all parties in the West African country to refrain from more violence.

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State Department spokesman, Jeffrey Rathke said in a brief statement in Washington.
“We strongly condemn any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means.

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“We regret the loss of life and call on all parties to refrain from further violence,’’ Rathke said.

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The coup attempt aiming to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh was foiled on Tuesday following overnight shootings in Banjul in which at least five military officers were killed.

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Press reports said Jammeh, who went to Dubai with his family previous week will cut short his trip to return home. (Xinhua/NAN)

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