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Gabon demonstrators protesting election result clash with police

LIBREVILLE, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Loud explosions and gunfireresounded through the Nkembo neighbourhood of Gabon's capital onThursday as security forces clashed with protesters angry at anelection victory for President Ali Bongo they said was rigged,witnesses said.

Clashes over the election result started on Wednesday whenthe parliament was partially set on fire. Overnight, securityforces assaulted the headquarters of opposition leader JeanPing, according to Ping and witnesses.

(Reporting by Gerauds Wilfried Obangome; Writing by MatthewMpoke Bigg; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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