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Mali junta says it still controls key infrastructure after countercoup attempt
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) ' Mali's junta says it still controls key infrastructure after a countercoup attempt.
Soldiers loyal to coup leader Capt. Amadou Sanogo appeared on state television early Tuesday and said the state broadcaster, the airport and a military base remained in their hands after Monday night's attempt.
But heavy gunfire could still be heard in Bamako Tuesday, suggesting that the junta did not yet have total control over the capital.
Sanogo told a private radio station Monday night that his soldiers captured foreign fighters.
State television showed a small group of prisoners along with guns, ammunition and grenades supposedly belonging to the captured troops.
Anti-junta forces on Monday took over the country's state broadcaster and attacked the airport and the junta's main military base.