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NEWSFLASH: Shooting At Fiji Parliament

This afternoon shots were fired at one of the police checkpoints around the Fijian Parliament at least three people are now beleived to be injured including a cameraman.

The following reports were carried recently by fijilive.com

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Casualties rise in Parlt shooting

Time : 27/05/00 - 12.15 pm

The number of casualties from the Parliament shooting has risen to three with another soldier being rushed to the hospital.

The cameraman was shot in the right arm, a soldier suffered an arm wound while another was shot in the leg.

It is also believed that Commander Bill, the purported leader of the coup, is now back in command of the forces at the Parliamentary Complex.

Cameraman shot

Time : 27/05/00 - 12.00 noon

A cameraman has been shot in the exchange of gunfire between rebels and government soldiers at the checkpoint near Suva Grammar School.

The extent of injuries could not be established. It is not yet known whether the cameraman was local or foreign

More details to follow.


Rebels and soldiers fire shots at each other

Time : 27/05/00 - 11.45 am

Rebels and military forces soldiers exchanged gunfire outside the Parliamentary Complex.

Radio reported that shots were fired after supporters of the coup leader George Speight tore down a military tent at a checkpoint outside the Complex.

More details could not be obtained.

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