First victims of Togo`s post election protests

At least six people were killed in violent protests that broke out after the son of Togo’s late dictator was declared the winner of presidential elections, officials said today.

Clashes pitting riot police against opposition party supporters angered by yesterday’s announcement of Faure Gnassingbe’s victory continued into today, with young men throwing firebombs at police.

The dead included at least three civilians, said Gerard Besson, an International Committee of the &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Red Cross delegate, while Interior Minister Folly Bazi Katari told reporters three soldiers were killed.

Katari also reported heavy looting and said rock-throwing crowds had damaged some foreign embassies. At least 100 people were reported wounded in the clashes that began yesterday, tells the Scotsman.

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