Monday, February 28, 2011

Attempted Coup Thwarted In DR Congo

DR Congo Thwarts Coup Attempt -- CRIEnglish

An unknown group of armed men on Sunday attacked the residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Joseph Kabila. The raid soon fell in disarray with seven assailants killed.

Officials told Xinhua that the residence situated in Gombe district in the capital Kinshasa was attacked at 1:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT).

The assault prompted a return of fire from the presidential guards, who killed at least seven attackers, injured several others and arrested some more.

Xinhua was told that after 30 minutes of heavy fighting, one of the presidential guards was seriously injured.

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More News On A Coup Attempt In The DR Congo

DR Congo attack was launched by 'about 100 fighters' -- AFP
Up to 10 killed in raid on DR Congo leader's home -- AFP
DRC president's residence attacked -- CNN
Congolese Soldiers Repel Attack on Presidential Residence -- Bloomberg
Gunmen attack President Kabila's residence -- RFI
DRC official: Investigation to Follow Presidential Residence Attack -- Voice of America
Congo coup attempt?: Gunmen launch a bungled assault on the president's house -- Global Post

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