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Thirteen soldiers Killed In Violent Sierra Leone Prison Break


November 28, 2023

An army spokesman has revealed that Thirteen soldiers were among the 19 killed during Sunday’s violence in Sierra Leone, which saw gunmen attacking military barracks and prisons.

Sierra Leoneans spent Sunday under a nationwide curfew amid disarray in the capital, Freetown.

The information minister described the attacks as “coordinated and planned.”

Army spokesman Col. Issa Bangura said the 13 soldiers, one police officer, one civilian, and a private security employee were also killed, along with three of the attackers.

Eight soldiers were also wounded in action.