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Thursday 17 April 2014

Heavy gunfire reported at Congolese state TV -witnesses

M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in DR Congo (AP)
M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in DR Congo (AP)

Heavy gunfire was reported at the headquarters of Democratic Republic of Congo's state radio and television today, witnesses said.

State radio and television channels went off the air after the shooting was heard. State television journalists at the site said the Congolese army had launched an attack on the building to dislodge unidentified assailants.

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