Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Guinea Bissau Ex -Intelligence chief Shot and killed

sorry had to update this title. I had my facts incorrect
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The electoral commission head and army spokesman have vowed that the shooting of Col Djalo will not derail the election.

The colonel was jailed for eight months in 2010 over the 2009 bomb attack which killed army chief Gen Batista Tagme Na Wai.

Despite the shooting, the atmosphere on the streets and at the army headquarters appears calm and relaxed, the BBC's John James in Bissau says, as votes from Sunday's election continue to be counted and collated.

Ex-intelligence chief shot dead hours after Guinea Bissau elections

(CNN) -- The former head of intelligence of Guinea Bissau was shot dead in the capital late Sunday, hours after the peaceful conclusion of the country's presidential elections.

Col. Samba Djalo was shot seven times, officials said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, and authorities did not have a motive, said Interior Minister Fernando Gomes Djalo served as the country's intelligence chief during a time when many key political figures were assassinated, including a high-ranking parliamentarian and an independent presidential candidate.

He was overthrown along with then-Army Chief of Staff Jose Amora Induta in a mutiny in April 2010. Both were jailed briefly but later released, and no charges were filed.
Meanwhile, elections were held without incident Sunday in the west African nation, with nine candidates vying for the seat of the president. About 180 international observers oversaw the voting.

The elections were triggered by the January death of President Malam Bacai Sanha at age 64 after a long illness.

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