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Sierra Leone repels attack by ‘renegade soldiers’ on Freetown barracks

Sierra Leone repels attack by ‘renegade soldiers’ on Freetown barracks

SIERRA Leone said it had pushed "renegade soldiers" who attempted to break into a military armoury in Freetown during the early hours of Sunday back to the outskirts of the capital and had restored calm, after imposing a nationwide curfew. The West African country's civil aviation authority urged airlines to reschedule flights after the curfew was declared, while a soldier on its frontier with neighbouring Guinea told Reuters they had been instructed to shut the border. A Reuters journalist, who earlier witnessed an armed group of men commandeer a police vehicle near the Wilberforce barracks, said nearby streets were mostly empty. "We'll…
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