* Junta leader well, to address nation - spokesman

* Guinea soldiers instigating wave of arrests after attack

* Some linked to Camara attacker tortured, killed - police

CONAKRY, Dec 8 - Guinea's military junta chief, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, is well and will address the nation soon, a spokesman said on Tuesday, five days after an assassination bid on the West African nation's leader.

Guinea, the world's top producer of bauxite, has been gripped by fears of further instability since Camara was shot and evacuated to Morocco, where he was operated on for head wounds, leaving behind a power vacuum and deeply divided army.

The president is well. I think that he will address the nation and its people either this evening or tomorrow, Information Minister Idrissa Cherif told Reuters in Conakry.

Already under pressure for a Sept. 28 security crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners that human rights groups say claimed more than 150 lives, Guinea's junta, led for now by defence miniter Sekouba Konate, is facing intense pressure to step down.

However, gunfire rings out almost daily as loyalist forces focus instead on hunting down those linked to Camara's former aid-de-camp and would-be assassin, Lieutenant Aboubacar Toumba Diakite, who is now on the run with a gang of soldiers.

All those who were seen with (Toumba) -- soldiers, civilians and even charlatans -- are being systematically arrested and tortured. Some of them are being killed, said a senior police officer, who asked not to be named but said he had gathered information from official reports and other sources.

The information was confirmed by a military source.

The most worrying thing is that they are not bothering to seriously question those who are arrested. At this rate, this will turn into a settling of scores, the policeman added.

The attack highlighted the deep divisions amongst the soldiers who seized Guinea in a bloodless coup last December. Initially welcomed by a population eagre for change after years under strongman Lansana Conte, abuses, erratic behaviour and plans to stand for election stirred anti-junta sentiment.

Tensions intensified last week as a team of United Nations investigators probed the September killings. Findings are not due until mid-December but West Africa's regional body, which has been mediating in the crisis, said on Monday that it saw no constructive role for Camara in the country's future.


Like on most evenings since last week's attack on Camara, gunfire rang out in Conakry's Cosa neighbourhood on Monday night as soldiers hunted down people with links to Toumba.

The junta has offered an undisclosed amount of money to anyone who provides information that leads to Toumba's arrest. It has made no comment on the latest allegations.

Military sources said at least six people were killed in the firefight that broke out between junta factions last Thursday.

An army officer, who also asked not to be named, said at least two members of the presidential guard that Toumba has been in charge of were subsequently arrested and had died in torture.

A video, seen by Reuters in Conakry, showed several other members of the presidential guard being tied up and questioned.

Camara's future is not immediately clear, with Konate in command and regional officials increasingly suggesting exile is his only remaining option, but ordinary Guineans say they simply desperate for an end to their country's instability.

The hardest thing for me is not to have seen my husband's body. For now, I am at a loss, I don't even know where he is buried, said Salimatou Bah, whose husband was killed on Sept. 28.

After all that, the soldiers come and distract us with their internal bickering. Quite frankly, I don't really care about the attack on the president, she added.

There are fears that tensions in Guinea may spread through a region that has already seen three civil wars in a decade. Some mineworkers have left the country in response to the growing tension but production at major operations has not been hit. (Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Giles Elgood)