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True

FACT-CHECKED

by SLAJ |

Yes, there was a brief shooting at Murry Town in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, November 28 as security forces attempted to arrest 2 soldiers who were trapped in a residence.

SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked the above claim and concluded it is true.

Claim

“Shooting Around Murray Town Barracks Vicinity” Social Media Claims.

Rating Justification

SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked a claim making the rounds on social media that there was a brief shooting at Murry Town in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, November 28 and found it to be true.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ iVerify reached out to the Ministry of Information and Civic Education (MoICE), who confirmed that some shots were indeed fired at the Murray Town Barracks on Tuesday, November 28. This occurred as part of an ongoing operations to apprehend individuals who were deemed responsible for violent incidents that happened on Sunday, November 26.

There were no casualties.

Minister of Information and Civic Education Chernor Bah corroborated this through a Public Notice, assuring the public that the person of interest had been arrested without harm.

Former BBC employee Umaru Fofana also confirmed same on his official Facebook account.

“Both soldiers were successfully arrested and are currently in detention,” military sources also said.

Evidence and References

Ministry of Information and Civic Education Minister Chernor Bah

Former BBC employee Umaru Fofana official Facebook account