Sierra Leone under curfew after military armoury attacked
Witnesses told AFP they heard gunshots and explosions in the city's Wilberforce district, where the armoury is located along with a number of embassies. Other witnesses said they heard exchanges of fire near a barracks in Murray Town district, home to the navy, as well as outside another military site in Freetown.
Sierra Leone armoury attacked by 'renegades,' prisoners broken out
After a period of sustained gunfire and clashes between "renegade soldiers" and police, Sierra Leone says calm has been restored and the soldiers pushed back to the outskirts of the capital, Freetown. There was a nationwide curfew and a closure of the border with neighbouring Guinea.
Most leaders of the attacks on Sierra Leone's military barracks and prisons arrested as curfew eases
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Sierra Leone’s president said most leaders of attacks on the nation’s main military barracks and prisons had been arrested and normalcy had returned across the country after a 24-hour curfew was relaxed to a dusk-to-dawn lockdown. The attacks early Sunday morning surprised residents and security forces in the West African nation […]
Attacks on Sierra Leone barracks and prisons were failed coup, minister says, as 13 arrested
The attacks on Sierra Leone’s main military barracks and prisons are a failed coup attempt and have resulted in the arrest of 13 military officers, the government’s spokesman said Tuesday
Sierra Leone information minister says weekend attack was a failed coup
FREETOWN (Reuters) -Sierra Leone information minister Chernor Bah said on Tuesday that attacks on several locations in the capital Freetown on Sunday were a failed attempt to overthrow the government. Read full story
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