CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Officials say 12 people were killed and 50 injured in ethnic violence in the West African nation of Guinea, leading the army to impose a curfew in the country's second-largest city.
Army Capt. Pepe Koivogui said Tuesday a curfew would restore calm.
The violence began Monday in the village of Koule, more than 800 kilometers (497 miles) southeast of the capital, Conakry. It was sparked when members of the local Guerze ethnic group beat a young Konianke man to death after accusing him of stealing from a gas station.
Hospital official Alpha Saliou Sow said 11 more people were killed by Tuesday afternoon in the nearby city of N'Zerekore.
Guinea is preparing for legislative elections in September that analysts warn could be marred by ethnic violence.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An assault leaves one man seriously injured.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.
Local Marines helped spread some holiday cheer today.
Terre Haute Police filed citations against one Terre Haute towing business earlier this year. Andrews Towing and investigators were in city court Friday morning for the first time.
Seven new Indiana Conservation Officers officially joined the DNR Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Friday at the Indiana Government Center South.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Martin County Deputies are requesting travelers to avoid U.S. 231 north of Loogootee. Due to many slide off accidents, traffic is backed up over a mile in several places