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French soldier killed

Meanwhile, a French soldier was killed guarding the French embassy in Brazzaville yesterday (Thursday). He was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire in the Bacongo neighbourhood, a French foreign ministry statement said. Meanwhile, electrical power was restored yesterday to Pointe-Noire after government forces recaptured a power station some 200 km east of the southern city, Radio France Internationale reported. Rebel militia had occupied the Bouenza power station since early January.

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