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Portugal Calls for End to Violence in Guinea Bissau After Unrest

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The Portuguese government called for an end to violence in Guinea Bissau following another case of military unrest in the West African country.

“The Portuguese government views with concern the situation in Guinea Bissau,” Portugal’s Foreign Ministry said in an e-mailed statement yesterday evening. “There is no military solution to the problems that Guinea Bissau is confronted with,” it said.

At least seven people were killed on Oct. 21 after gunmen raided an army barrack in Guinea Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, AFP reported on Sunday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Henrique Almeida in Lisbon at halmeida5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at jcolten@bloomberg.net

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