Myanmar coup: Military takes control of the country after de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained
Myanmar’s military has carried out a coup after detaining the de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The military said it was taking control of the country for a year as soldiers reportedly took to the streets of the capital Nay Pyi Taw, and the main city of Yangon.
Commanders have alleged massive voting fraud in last year’s election, which was won by Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party.
The coup was declared on Monday morning on the military-owned Myawaddy TV.
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