Lesotho army chief shot dead

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The commander of the Lesotho defence force has been shot dead this morning.

There are reports that there was gunfire at an army barracks between high-ranking officers earlier today that led to the death of two high ranking army officers at Lesotho’s Ratjomose Barracks in Maseru.

Reports indicate that the commander of the army, Lt General Khoantle Motsomotso and one of the top suspects in the assassination of late Lt General Maaparankoe Mahao, Lt Colonel Bulane Sechele were shot dead

The minister of defence Sentje Lebona has confirmed the in-fighting and that some soldiers have run away but could not confirm deaths.

It is not yet known what was the source of fighting between high ranking army officers.

The incident takes place some days after the leader of opposition, Democractic Congress (DC) Mathibeli Mokhothu and the former deputy leader and leader of a second biggest opposition party, Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) escaped from the country saying they fear for their lives.

Source: 
BBC
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