(Corrects runoff date in second paragraph.)
Soldiers have taken control of large areas of the capital of Guinea Bissau in a coup attempt, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported, without saying where it got the information.
Gunfire was heard in the city and at the residence of President Carlos Gomes, the BBC said. Gomes is due to take part in a presidential runoff election, later this month, which opposition leader, Kumba Yala, has said he will boycott, the BBC reported.
The whereabouts of Gomes are unknown, the BBC said, citing unspecified reports.
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