FOREIGN: Gabon presidential guard 'bombed Jean Ping's party HQ'

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has said a presidential guard helicopter bombed his headquarters and killed two people.
A government spokesman said the operation was to root out "criminals" who had set fire to parliament.
Protestors took to the streets on yesterday claiming fraud after it was announced that President Ali Bongo had been narrowly re-elected.
There has been gunfire in the capital Libreville on Today
The official election result, announced yesterday afternoon, gave Mr Bongo a second seven-year term with 49.8% of the vote to Mr Ping's 48.2% - a margin of 5,594 votes.
But Mr Ping said the election was fraudulent and "everybody knows" he won.
Mr Ping won in six out of nine provinces but disputes the result in Mr Bongo's home province of Haut-Ogooue, where turnout was 99.93% and 95% of votes were for the president.
Turnout in the other provinces was between 45% and 71%, according to Gabon's interior ministry.

Mr Ping has called for voting figures from each polling station to be made public.
The US and EU have also called for the results to be published, while UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged calm.
Former colonial power France, which retains strong economic and political ties to the country, also said it was "deeply concerned".
Source; BBC


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