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Gunmen open fire in Cameroon

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 00:52

Sept. 29 - Gunmen opposing Cameroon's President Paul Biya fired shots and halted traffic on a main bridge. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Soldiers stand guard in Cameroon - after armed gunmen dressed in military fatigues open fire on a main bridge. Just before dawn, the gunmen - opposed to the West African nation's president - fired shots at police - and halted traffic in the busy financial city of Douala. An official said several people have been arrested - and local media reported at least one person was killed in the attack. During the two-hour siege, the gunmen held up a signs calling for President Paul Biya to step down. Biya - one of Africa's last strongmen - will run in the presidential election in two weeks. He has been in power for 29 years and is widely expected to win. Sarah Irwin, Reuters.

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Gunmen open fire in Cameroon

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 00:52