LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Masked gunmen have attacked a private television station in Gabon that is owned by an opposition leader who recently returned from self-imposed exile.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the men stormed the headquarters of TV+ on Wednesday and set fire to the station's transmitters.
The attack came hours after the station aired coverage of deadly clashes between police and supporters of Andre Mba Obame. The violence left at least one person dead and dozens wounded.
Obame was accused of treason after he declared himself president after the 2009 election though he placed third in official results. Gabon's president Ali Bongo went on national television late Wednesday, saying he would not let the country descend into chaos.