11 dead, 900 escape after jail attack in DR Congo

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    About eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped last Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo´s restive east, an official said.

    “The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known,” Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters.

    “In
    the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers,
    authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the
    security forces,” Paluku said, adding: “For the moment, out of 966
    prisoners, there are only 30 left…



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