Heavy fire from automatic weapons rang out on Sunday morning in central Conakry, the capital of Guinea, and many soldiers were visible in the streets, several witnesses told AFP.

The city of Conakry, capital of Guinea, woke up this Sunday morning to automatic gunfire, AFP reports. The same source confirms the presence of several soldiers in the streets. No explanation was initially available on the reasons for this outburst of tension on the Kaloum peninsula, central Conakry, where the presidency, institutions and business offices are located.

These events occur in parallel with the presence of the Moroccan national team on Guinean soil. The national eleven were to face Guinea on Monday, September 6 as part of the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Contacted by TelQuel, a diplomatic source confirms that the delegation is currently “in its hotel, safe”, without further information.

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