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Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000 - Guinea

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Publication Date 30 April 2001
Cite as United States Department of State, Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000 - Guinea, 30 April 2001, available at: [accessed 29 May 2016]
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Spillover from fighting in Sierra Leone resulted in several international terrorist acts in Guinea during 2000. Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels crossed the border into Guinea from Sierra Leone on 7 September and kidnapped two foreign Catholic priests who escaped their captors in early December. On 17 September suspected RUF rebels from Sierra Leone attacked and killed a Togolese United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees staff employee and kidnapped an Ivorian secretary.

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