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Jan 21, 2013 | 12:36 GMT

Eritrea: Reports Say Coup Attempt May Be Under Way

A group of Eritrean soldiers Jan. 21 launched what might be a coup attempt in Asmara and forced state television off the air, Radio France International reported. The soldiers said they will implement the constitution, according to posts to Twitter by a BBC reporter who is a fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. According to those posts, about 100 soldiers and two tanks stormed the headquarters of the Ministry of Information, forcing their commanders and top ministry officials into one room.

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