Counter-coup fails in Guinea-Bissau

An apparent counter-coup failed when 6 people were killed in a gun battle near Bissau. The situation in Guinea-Bissau remains volatile after the army overthrew the government and derailed elections this past April. Since Guinea-Bissau gained independence from Portugal in 1974, the country has been plagued by coups, political assassinations, and a civil war. The security situation remains volatile, and travellers should exercise extreme caution when visiting this country.

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