Guinea-Bissau president: Failed coup may have been linked to drug trade

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By Alberto Dabo BISSAU (Reuters) -Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survived an attempted coup on Tuesday but said many members of the security forces had been killed repelling an attack on democracy that may have been linked to drug trafficking. Earlier, heavy gunfire rang out near a government compound where Embalo had been chairing a cabinet meeting. The situation was unclear for several hours, during which the African Union and West African bloc ECOWAS condemned what they called “an attempted coup”. The fast-moving events in the former Portuguese colony on the West African coa…

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