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15 dead in fresh violence in DR Congo's troubled Kasai: local leader


AFP Kananga (DR Congo)
Fourteen suspected militiamen and one soldier have been killed in a resurgence of violence in DR Congo's troubled Kasai region, a local leader said today.

"Kamwina Nsapu militiamen arrived in the administrative centre of Lombelu (on Monday) and made a surprise attack on an army combat patrol," Andre Kapiola, Lombelu sector chief in Kasai Central, told AFP.

Violence in Kasai first erupted after a tribal chieftain known as the Kamwina Nsapu, who rebelled against the regime of President Joseph Kabila, was killed in August 2016.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 9:55 PM IST

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