Renegade soldiers seize power in Mali
Mutinous soldiers are looting the presidential palace in Bamako, hours after ousting Mali's president Amadou Toumani Toure and imposing a nationwide curfew.
March 22, 2012
(AP) Bamako - Gunfire could be heard ringing throughout the capital and soldiers were seen carting televisions and other goods out of the palace following a coup announcement on state television. President Amadou Toumani Toure's whereabouts remained unclear.
The mutinous soldiers imposed a nationwide curfew, warning people to stay off the streets until further notice. A flight headed to the capital of Bamako was forced to make a U-turn in the air after the airport closed.
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