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Guinea Presidential Election 2015: Curfew Imposed Amid Violent Clashes Between Supporters Of Conde A


People pass in front of an electoral campaign poster for incumbent President Alpha Conde in Conakry, Guinea, Sept. 10, 2015. Saliou Samb/Reuters

Authorities in Guinea imposed a curfew in the city of Nzerekore overnight Monday following violent clashes between rival political groups ahead of the presidential election. Dozens were injured in fighting over the weekend and local media sources said one person was killed, according to Reuters.

"The situation is very, very serious. We have 29 people with gunshot injuries," Aboubacar Mbopp Camara, prefect for Nzerekore, told reporters Monday.

Medical charity Alliance for International Medical Action said on Twitter Monday that more than 80 people had been admitted to its local hospital for a range of injuries inflicted by bullets, stones and batons. Click here to read the full report.

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