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Guinea protesters wounded by gunfire in clashes with police

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At least two people were shot and wounded in Guinea's capital on Monday during clashes between police and protesters attending the funerals of victims of violence in recent demonstrations, an AFP correspondent and doctors said.

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Violence erupted after hundreds marched in Conakry to accompany coffins of people killed in more than a week of demonstrations against President Alpha Conde seeking a third term in the poor West African country.

The AFP correspondent saw two people with bullet wounds and a doctor on the scene told AFP that two more people had been taken to hospital.

"We have seven wounded, including four hit by bullets in the upper body," Dr Seny Fofana, a medic in a nearby clinic.

Conde, whose second term ends next year, launched constitutional consultations in September, saying the former French colony's basic law "concentraRead More – Source

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