U.S. denounces armed attack in The Gambia

The US Department of State has issued a short statement condemning the armed attack on Banjul on 30 December 2014. The statement reads:“The United States is aware of reports of a coup attempt on December 30 in The Gambia.  We strongly condemn any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means.  We regret the loss of life and call on all parties to refrain from further violence.  The United States will continue to monitor the unfolding events in The Gambia.”