1,000 freed in DR Congo prison attack

Gunmen attacked a prison in DR Congo, freeing a militia leader and allowing 1,000 inmates to escape.

Updated: Sep 08, 2011, 00:40 AM IST

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.

Bureau Report