Monday, December 30, 2013

Rebels Attack The Congolese Capital Of Kinshasa

DRC Government Proclaims Victory Over Armed Attackers -- Voice of America

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say government troops have beaten back armed attacks at three locations around the capital, killing close to 40 attackers and capturing several more.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende says scores of gunmen attacked the international airport, state television station and army headquarters in Kinshasa. He says several attackers were killed at each of the three locations.

Mende describes the attackers as "terrorists" but says they have not yet been identified. He says the attacks appeared to have no purpose except to disrupt this week's New Year's celebrations.

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More News On Today's Rebel Attack On The Congolese Capital Of Kinshasa

DR Congo 'repulses' TV, airport and army base attacks -- BBC
DR Congo troops ‘regain control’ after attacks -- Euronews
Congolese army regains control of capital -- Al Jazeera
Congo's army repels attacks in Kinshasa, dozens killed -- Reuters
40 killed as heavy gunfire rocks DR Congo capital -- AFP
'Forty killed' in Democratic Republic of Congo uprising -- Deutsche Welle
Gunmen attack airport and state TV centre in DR Congo -- RTE
Congo army clashes with Mukungubila's followers in Lubumbashi -- Global Post

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