Soldiers have detained the president of Guinea.
The military also dissolved its government and sealed the borders.
Military officers repeated the takeover claim on national television with Guinea’s red, green and yellow flag draped on their shoulders, adding that they planned to forge a transition government.
Several soldiers and the president’s bodyguards died in the clashes, local media reported.
By midday, video footage from Conakry captured people cheering as trucks carrying troops rumbled down the streets. “Bravo!” some onlookers shouted. “Bravo! It’s done!”