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Grenade explodes in Guinea, kills 3 fans watching AFCON 2015 match

Police in Conakry, Guinea’s capital have confirmed three people dead following a grenade explosion that rocked a bar packed with football viewers who had gathered to watch their country’s opening match in the Africa Cup of Nations going on in Equatorial Guinea.

Reports said a transmission problem in the area made fans to rush into the bar prompting a  after which a local man – who is said to have had military training – released the device into the crowd.

An eyewitness told Guineenews: “When the grenade exploded, I thought it was a short-circuit, but the noise was too loud and there was a lot of smoke. Luckily, the rest of my family couldn’t get here – if they had, they might have been killed.

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