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By Marafaele Mohloboli MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused his country's army of mounting a coup against him and said he had fled to South Africa, but the military denied seeking to oust him and said its soldiers had returned to barracks. Gunfire was heard in Maseru, capital of the small mountainous Southern African kingdom encircled by South Africa, and army units occupied police headquarters and surrounded the prime minister's residence, residents and diplomats said. "It is a military coup because it is led by the military. Thabane told the BBC he had fled to neighbouring South Africa.