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ACCRA (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping said on Thursday two people were killed and many injured when the presidential guard and police attacked his party's headquarters overnight in the wake of an election held at the weekend.

Ping called for international assistance to protect the population of the oil-producing state and said he had defeated President Ali Bongo in the election. Authorities declared Bongo the narrow winner of the poll on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Paul Tait)

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