Coup attempt in Guinea Bissau

Coup attempt in Guinea Bissau

Reports point to an ongoing coup attempt in Guinea Bissau where President Umaro Sissoco Embaló and Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam are missing.

According to informations, armed men in civilian clothing opened fire at the ministerial palace in the capital, Bissau, where the president and prime minister were holding a meeting.

Witnesses say the military and police went to the scene where the armed men were firing and a police officer was shot dead.

Guinea-Bissau has a long history of political instability and military coups, the last of which was in 2012.

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