The Gambian government has denied there has been a coup attempt in the tiny West African country as reported earlier.
A statement broadcast on state radio said that “contrary to rumours being circulated, peace and calm continue to prevail” in the West African state.
Urnaija reported earlier that gun fire erupted near the presidential palace in the capital.
Diplomatic and military sources said soldiers from the presidential guard appeared to have mounted the attack on the presidential palace in Banjul in the early hours of Tuesday.
A British teacher in Bakau, about seven kilometres (four miles) from Banjul, told the BBC that The Gambia had shut its nearby land borders with Senegal.
“Most of the big shops are closed at this point but there’s absolutely no military or police presence,” he said.
Banjul residents told AFP news agency that security forces were positioned on street corners and carrying out patrols.
State radio had been off-air during the fighting, but resumed transmission later.
In a radio statement, the announcer said “peace and calm continue to prevail” in The Gambia.
“[The] government would like to urge the public and all businesses to continue with their normal activities,” it added.