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Sierra Leone lifts indefinite curfew
President Julius Maada Bio says calm has been restored in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone lifts indefinite curfew

Sierra Leone has lifted an indefinite nationwide curfew imposed on Sunday after armed men attacked a military barrack and prisons in Freetown.

A new night curfew will begin from 21:00 to 06:00 local time every day "until further notice".

President Julius Maada Bio addressed the nation, saying most of the leaders of Sunday's unrest had been arrested and will be held accountable.

Calm has been restored, he added.

Mr Bio described the events as an attack on democracy, but did not name the perpetrators or speak of an attempted coup.

Earlier on Sunday the government said "renegade soldiers" were to blame and that they had tried to break into the armoury at the barracks.

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The assailants are said to have freed some prison inmates and abducted others.

President Bio was re-elected in June, but in August some military officers were arrested, accused of plotting a coup against him.

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