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South Sudan President Declares Curfew After 'Attempted Coup'

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered a curfew after what he says was an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to his former vice president.

Mr. Kiir said Monday the government was in full control of the capital, Juba, where heavy gunfire erupted at a military facility overnight.

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the fighting.

The president blamed troops allied with Riek Machar, a political rival whom he fired as vice president in July.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police during unrest in Islamabad September 1, 2014.

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