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At least 40 gunmen killed in gunfights in DR Congo's Kinshasa: Official

English.news.cn   2013-12-30 20:14:24            

KINSHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- At least 40 people who took part in multiple gunfights Monday morning in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa were killed, said a government source.

Earlier report said attackers took hostages at the Congolese national TV (TRNC), and fired guns at the international airport and a military headquarters.

Xinhua reporter on site said government forces reseized control of TRNC after killing around ten attackers in gunfire and arrested a dozen.

Unidentified source said there are similar attacks in eastern mining city of Lubumbashi.

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