Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau attacked the residence of former Prime Minister and presidential election front-runner Carlos Gomes Junior on Thursday, April 12, in what regional ministers condemned as an attempted coup in the small West African state.
Soldiers queue to vote in Guinea Bissau's presidential elections in the capital, Bissau in March 2012. Guinea-Bissau troops have staged a coup attempt, attacking the prime minister's residence and taking over ruling party headquarters and the national radio station. (AFP Photo/Phil Moore)
Carlos Gomes Junior, Guinea Bissau's Prime Minister and president of the National Assembly, looks on during a rally at the Meteorological centre in Bissau in March 2012. Soldiers attacked the residence of the winner of the first round, Garlos Gomes Junior, whose whereabouts were unknown. (AFP Photo/Phil Moore)
Residents going about their daly life on a street in Bissau, in March 2012. Gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades were fired in the darkened streets of the capital of the putsch-prone former Portuguese colony (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)