Mil­i­tants killed in Kinshasa

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Con­golese se­cu­rity forces killed at least 40 armed mil­i­tants on Mon­day as heavy gun­fire rocked sev­eral dis­tricts of the cap­i­tal Kinshasa, pan­ick­ing res­i­dents. The shoot­ing erupted at the in­ter­na­tional air­port and the main mil­i­tary head­quar­ters, while po­lice said armed youths took hostage sev­eral re­porters from the state tele­vi­sion sta­tion RTNC. The mo­tives of the at­tack­ers was not im­me­di­ately clear. No civil­ian ca­su­al­ties have been re­ported.

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