BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

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BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

-Details of events leading up to the killings of 11  remains unknown

BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

At least eleven people have been reportedly found dead at a military barrack in the West African country of Cape Verde early on Wednesday.

The eight persons include eight soldiers, a local civilian and two Spanish citizens, according to state TV and police sources.

No details of the cause of killings and the assailants have been made available, but local authorities are expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday over the issue.

In recent time, Cape Verde’s public condemnation of gangs known for smuggling Latin American cocaine into Europe has led to a series of reprisal shootings. However, it is yet to be known if the killings were drug-related.

BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

Cape Verde, an Atlantic archipelago of 500,000 people largely known for the illicit drug trades engaged in by her citizens has worked with Western law enforcement agencies including the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration in fighting illicit drug trade and abuse in the country.

According to Reuters, authorities seized over 280 kilograms of cocaine earlier this month in a bust in the Atlantic from a Brazil-registered fishing vessel as it prepared to transfer the drugs to a U.S.-flagged yacht.

BREAKING: ELEVEN SHOT DEAD IN CAPE VERDE

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