Guinean Army Leader Says Military Backs Country’s President Alpha Conde

The Guinean military backs the government of President Alpha Conde, General Souleymane Kelefa Diallo, said in comments broadcast by the state-owned Radio Television Guineenne a day after an unsuccessful attack on Conde’s house in the capital, Conakry.

“The situation is under control,” he said. A number of people were arrested after the attack, Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana said yesterday without providing their identity.

Guineenews.org, a privately owned website, said General Nohhou Thiam, the former army chief of staff, was taken into custody, without saying where it got the information.

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