12 killed in Kinshasa vi­o­lence

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Kinshasa, DR Congo - At least twelve peo­ple were killed on Mon­day by stray gun­fire in a wave of vi­o­lence in Kinshasa, said a spokesman for the na­tional po­lice.

The toll was a pro­vi­sional es­ti­mate, Pier­rot Rom­baut Mwanam­putu said in an emer­gency broad­cast that in­ter­rupted pro­gram­ming on pub­lic tele­vi­sion.

He also said two po­lice of­fi­cers had been ‘lynched’ and were in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Sus­tained gun­fire had been re­ported ear­lier close to the cen­tral prison in the Con­golese cap­i­tal, where more than 4,000 peo­ple es­caped in May, and in the dis­tricts of Matete and Nd­jili, res­i­dents and ac­tivists said.

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