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GUINEA: Ten People Killed and 215 Injured

November 17, 2010

A doctor points out the bodies of two young men believed to be supporters of Cellou Dalein Diallo — they were killed in Conakry today- Nov. 17 (Reuters photo)

November 15, military supporters of presidential candidate Alpha Conde cheer outside his Conakry home. (Reuters photo)

Ten dead, over 200 injured in Guinea violence

CONAKRY | Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:43pm EST

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Ten people have been killed and 215 others injured in violence in Guinea since election results were announced earlier this week, pan-African rights group RADDHO said on Wednesday.

The Dakar-based group said the ethnic and political violence had been made worse by the heavy-handed reaction of the security forces. The leading bauxite-exporting nation has been hit by pockets of often ethnically-driven violence since veteran opposition leader Alpha Conde, a Malinke, was named winner of a tense and tight November 7 run-off against Cellou Dalein Diallo, a Peul.

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