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Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

Congo's vast army is widely seen as poorly trained and unprofessional, and its personnel are frequently accused of committing crimes against civilians. Senior generals are under U.S. and EU sanctions for alleged abuses, and are accused by the United Nations of having supplied weapons to rebels and criminal gangs.

Reuters | Updated: 31-07-2020 17:51 IST | Created: 31-07-2020 17:37 IST
Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage
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A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities said. Security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange, 15 miles (24 km) from the Burundian border, where the shooting took place, the governor of South Kivu province, Theo Kasi, said in a statement.

President Felix Tshisekedi called the attack a heinous crime and offered his condolences to the victims' families. Congo's vast army is widely seen as poorly trained and unprofessional, and its personnel is frequently accused of committing crimes against civilians.

Senior generals are under U.S. and EU sanctions for alleged abuses and are accused by the United Nations of having supplied weapons to rebels and criminal gangs.


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