November 17, 2010 / 6:29 PM / 9 years ago

Ten dead, over 200 injured in Guinea violence

A doctor shows two slain bodies, suspected to be supporters of Cellou Dalein Diallo, lies on a stretcher in Guinea's capital Conakry, November 17, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Penney

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Ten people have been killed and 215 others injured in violence in Guinea since election results were announced earlier this week, pan-African rights group RADDHO said on Wednesday.

The Dakar-based group said the ethnic and political violence had been made worse by the heavy-handed reaction of the security forces. The leading bauxite-exporting nation has been hit by pockets of often ethnically-driven violence since veteran opposition leader Alpha Conde, a Malinke, was named winner of a tense and tight November 7 run-off against Cellou Dalein Diallo, a Peul.

Reporting by David Lewis; editing by Susan Fenton

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