1,000 freed in DR Congo prison attack
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 00:40
Lubumbashi (DR Congo): Gunmen attacked a prison in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, freeing a former militia leader and allowing close to 1,000 inmates to escape, a local official said.

"Eight armed and masked men got off a minivan and took advantage of visiting day to gain access unnoticed. They opened fire on the police and the military guards, killing two," Katanga provincial interior minister Dkianga Kazadi said.

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First Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 00:40

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