Senegal says arrests suspected coup plotters

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:46 AM
Senegal says arrests suspected coup plotters

DAKAR (Reuters) - Authorities in Senegal have arrested a number of suspects believed to have been plotting a coup d'etat in the West African state, its justice minister said on Saturday.

"The state prosecutor has decided to nip in the bud a plot aimed at a coup d'etat by arresting a number of individuals identified as members of the plot," Justice Minister Cheikh Tidiane Sy said in a statement read out on state television.

(Reporting by Diadie Ba; writing by Mark John; Editing by Michael Roddy)