Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have reportedly seized the police headquarters in what seemed to be an apparent coup attempt.
The military units in the small mountainous kingdom on Saturday also surrounded government buildings as gunfire was heard in the area, according to reports.
"Military police have surrounded State House and there are reports of gunfire," one unnamed diplomat was quoted by Reuters as saying from the capital Maseru.
South African radio stations also reported that private radio stations were off the air in the small nation, which geographically, is the only country in the world, which is bordered by another country from all sides.
This comes after reports emerged in June, that all was not well in the Southern African country, with the Lesotho Times saying that the nation's first ever coalition government that was formed after a political pact with three political parties, had effectively collapsed, South Africa's local news website, Eyewitness News notes.
South Africa's International Relations Department spokesperson Clayson Monyela was quoted by the website as saying: "The department will either convene a media briefing or issue a statement later today regarding the situation in Lesotho."
The BBC reported citing agencies that Lesotho's Sports Minister has confirmed that troops had indeed surrounded the State House, a key government building.