Moussa Dadis Camara was once a powerful military head of state in a country where soldiers have often wielded power...
The rebelling military also announced the closure of air and land borders from midnight, as well as the suspension of the constitution.
Although the SADR is recognised by the AU as the legitimate government in exile, Morocco still occupies parts of it.
The camp has about 25,000 refugees.
Several others were killed by wild animals, security official says.