SUVA, Fiji -- Areas of the Fijian island outside Suva were safe and
flights out of the international airport at Nadi were operating
normally, the Fiji Visitors Bureau said, after eight soldiers were
killed here during an attempted takeover by a breakaway faction of
the Fiji military.
According to the visitors bureau and international press
reports, five soldiers loyal to the jailed leader of a coup in May
were killed in the attempted takeover of the Fiji military
Three soldiers loyal to the government were killed. Nine of
those attempting the takeover escaped, and 11 were captured.