Sunday, 8 December 2019

Lesotho’s army chief shot dead by rival soldiers


MASERU: Lesotho’s army commander was shot dead by rival officers at a military barracks Tuesday, an official told, in an apparent assassination set to revive instability in the mountainous African kingdom.

“The commander (Khoantle Motsomotso) has been declared dead,” a military official who declined to be named told media, adding that two senior officers behind the attack had also been killed in the shoot-out.

The military official said the two senior officers were denied access to Motsomotso’s office by army guards. “They attempted to forcefully enter, there was a shoot-out between the two, their companion who has since fled, and the commander’s bodyguards,” he said.

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