11 killed in jailbreak
ELEVEN people have been killed and more than 900 inmates are on the run after having escaped from Kangwayi prison in Beni, North Kivu province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after gunmen attacked the jail.
Following Sunday afternoon’s attack, an exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers took place leading to the deaths, Julien Paluku, the governor of North Kivu province told the media.
“Out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison,” said Paluku. Al Jazeera reported that the Beni area and the neighbouring town of Butembo had been under curfew since Sunday.