An official in Republic of Congo says four high-ranking officers have been arrested after a series of blasts at an arms depot left at least 292 people dead.
Justice Minister Emmanuel Aime Yoka announced late Tuesday that the four were under investigation following last month's blasts. More than 2,000 others were injured.
Among those under investigation is Col. Marcel Tsourou, who serves on the country's national security council.
The justice minister said Tsourou's two lawyers also had been taken in for questioning after they tried to hold a press conference.
The cause of the fire that set off the detonation has been blamed on a short circuit, but residents claim witnesses saw a soldier throw a cigarette inside the armory.
State Department: Yeah, exposing top-secret info on unsecured e-mail chains is “a serious matter”
Ann Coulter - New Jersey Man Slays Child
'Second-hand racism'? Joan Walsh encouraged to keep speculating why Hillary isn't winning
Concealed Carrier Saves Cop Swarmed By "Unarmed" Youths
New Jersey Man Slays Child | Human Events
Political Calculations - Gasoline Prices, Minimum Wage Hikes Define Trends for California's New Jobless Claims
More Terrible News for Ben Carson | RedState