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Lesotho's Prime Minister safe
afrol News, 22 April - Most shops and public transport service closed early today in Maseru with fears that the early morning attacks and gun battle could spill into the city.
City shops mainly run by Asian merchants and other foreign companies were also on the watch-out for city dwellers allegedly said to have been provoking a nasty turn to foreign owned businesses.
Many people who found long queues at the terminuses also started getting worried as darkness hit with fears of a repeat of last year's victimisation of ordinary citizens following the break-ins at armouries and sentries of official guard redidences.
The government of Lesotho inits statement later today appealed to the nation to help with information that would lead to the arrested of the attackers.
In a statement to the nation, communication minister, Mothetjoa Metsing assured the nation that the situation is under control and that the Prime Minister and his family are safe.
He said all of the arrested suspects and those killed have been found to be neither citizens of Lesotho or South Africa, though he did not say what nationalities they were,
He said three of the suspects were dead and one arrested in Lesotho, while two were arrested in South Africa with one injured and receiving medical attention.
Commending the armed forces on their successful operation, he said it was an indication that Lesotho was not to entertain acts and elements threatening democracy in Lesotho.
In an additional statement, the Lesotho police also appealed to nation to help with information, labelling the attackers as mercenaries speaking languages from the neighbouring SA.
The police statement concluded by saying investigations and search for the remaining suspects was progressing well, warning the public that the suspects were heavily armed and dangerous.
By staff writer
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