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UN troops bolster Kinshasa security after clashes

U.N. peacekeeping troops in armoured vehicles clamped a heavy security shield on Congo’s capital Kinshasa on Sunday, a day after the riverside city was shaken by clashes between the forces of presidential rivals. Interior Minister Denis Kalume said four people were killed in gunbattles on Saturday between soldiers and supporters of incumbent President Joseph Kabila and of his Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, as Democratic Republic of Congo awaited the results of their historic Oct. 29 run-off vote. Three of the dead were civilians, Kalume said. “There are just small groups who want to destabilise the situation but we will not let them,” he told Reuters. Official results from the run-off are due within a week. Full Story

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