Sunday 22 April 2018

'103 killed' in DR Congo violence

DR Congo soldiers patrol streets as they look for armed assailants in the city of Kinshasa (AP)
DR Congo soldiers patrol streets as they look for armed assailants in the city of Kinshasa (AP)

More than 100 people have been killed in a violent attack by rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital Kinshasa, the government said.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende said that yesterday's violence killed 95 attackers and eight members of the army.

The government said it had restored order at the state broadcasting offices and the N'djili airport.

The government said the attackers were supporters of Christian preacher Joseph Mukungubila, an unsuccessful candidate in the 2006 presidential election and who reportedly claims to be a prophet sent by God to end Kabila's rule. It added that it is searching for Mukungubila.

Mongali Kubi, a follower of the preacher, told the Associated Press that Mukungubila and his followers are being hunted by government forces.

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