Gunfire erupts in Republic of Congo capital as officer's home surrounded by security forces

  • by: LOUIS OKAMBA , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 3:00 PM

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — The center of Republic of Congo's capital was on lockdown Monday after security forces surrounded the home of a high-ranking officer who had been accused of plotting a coup. Armored personnel carriers blocked the road to his house and a military helicopter circled overhead as a blaze of heavy gunfire was heard.

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