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Army bases around DR Congo capital come under fire

Four military bases around Kinshasa came under attack by armed assailants as heavy gunfire rang out across the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Officials announced the arrests of around 20 suspects in the attacks, and said 18 others were still at large. They paraded 17 of the suspects before journalists as well as about 20 weapons, some grenades and more than 1,000 cartridges. Two soldiers were killed in the attacks, Information Minister Vital Kamerhe and Interior Minister Theophile Mbemba told a press briefing. Officials refused to speculate over whether the attacks were an attempted coup in the DRC, the theatre of Africa’s worst modern war which ended only two years ago after drawing in forces from six other countries. Full Story

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