Inter-ethnic clashes erupt in Guinea, killing many
Inter-ethnic and communal clashes have erupted in Guinea, with some 25 people reportedly being killed and many others wounded in the country’s southern region, an area bordering Liberia.
WADR’s Conakry Correspondent said the violence started in the Galakpaye village in the region of Yomou.
The Correspondent said one theory is that the violence was sparked by a partial destruction of a newly-constructed mosque in the area, which was slated to be inaugurated this Friday. This is the most serious violence in Guinea since the inauguration of President Alpha Conde last December.
People from the Guerze and Koniankes ethnic groups reportedly fought with machetes and traditional shot guns.