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Bomb rocks Guinea-Bissau military HQ: source

A powerful bomb exploded at the headquarters of Guinea-Bissau's armed forces, wounding six people, three seriously, a military source has said.

world Updated: Mar 02, 2009 07:35 IST

A powerful bomb exploded at the headquarters of Guinea-Bissau's armed forces, wounding six people, three seriously, a military source has said.

The yesterday evening blast destroyed part of the main building that houses the office of chief of staff General Tagme Na Waie.

Several officers went to local radio stations soon after the incident, instructing them to immediately halt broadcasting until the circumstances of the bombing became clear, one officer said.

A new government took office in January in the West African country, one of the poorest in the world, which has suffered repeated political unrest and coups since its 1974 independence from Portugal.