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DRC: Attack on Kinshasa police station June 29

Unidentified armed men attack a police station in Kalamu, Kinshasa on June 29; unknown number of prisoners reportedly escape

29 Jun 02:47 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/29/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Kinshasa

Event

A police station in the Kalamu area of Kinshasa was attacked by armed men on the afternoon (local time) of Thursday, June 29. The motive for the attack is unclear at this time, but an unknown number of prisoners held in the local jail reportedly escaped. Local reports indicate local policemen were injured in the assault; further details are still emerging. The situation has reportedly been contained. Avoid the area.

Advice

Individuals present in the Kinshasa are advised to avoid the Kalamu area and follow instructions from local authorities.

 

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